A policewoman, Sergeant Obotie Adesuwa, attached to the Akinpelu Police Division,of Lagos state, has been arrested for allegedly selling a one week old baby.
Policewoman allegedly sells 1 week old baby
Adesuwa has since been arrested, and she confessed selling the baby to a family in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
According to Punch Newspapers, Adesuwa took the baby from its mentally ill mother, named Toyin, who was brought to the police station by a Good Samaritan.
A police source said “The incident happened at the Akinpelu Police Division. The sergeant received the report of a mentally deranged woman and her newborn baby. But on the same evening, she was said to have arranged for the woman and the baby to be put inside a car and driven away by unknown persons.
“At a junction, the baby’s mother was given N500 and asked to alight. The car drove away with the baby. It was on Monday, November 9, that the mother unbelievably showed up at the station to ask for her baby. The sergeant initially denied ever meeting her.
“The DPO was later informed, and took all of them to the Area Commander, and then the female sergeant was arrested. The baby has now been recovered.”
The bubble burst when the mother of the baby returned two months later to ask for her baby.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: