Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a couple living at the Ilara area of Ode-Remo in the Remo Local Government Area of the state for selling their one-month-old baby at N50,000.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi Eze, were arrested on December 16, 2021, when the policemen at Ode Remo divisional headquarters received information that the couple who live at Ayegbami Street, Ilara Remo willingly sold their one-month-old baby to a woman who is now at large.
Oyeyemi said: “Upon the information, the DPO Ode-Remo Division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area where the couple was arrested and brought to the station.
“On interrogation, the suspects explained to the police that, it was one Mrs Ruth Obajimi, who directed the yet to be identified buyer to them.
“They stated further that the woman came to them on the 14th of December 2021, and told them that she is from the human rights office and that she will help them to foster their child.
“The woman then gave them the sum of fifty thousand naira, N50,000 and they handed over the baby to her despite not knowing her from Adam.
“Effort is on top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recovering the baby,” Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
He equally directed a massive manhunt for the buyer who has since taken to flight.