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Police Arrest Women For Selling 8-Month-Old Baby To Pay Bank Loan

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 33-year-old woman, Olaide Adekunle for allegedly selling her baby at the rate of 600,000 to offset a bank loan.

The suspect was arrested following a complaint at the Sango Divisional Police Headquarters by Nureni Rasaq, the woman’s husband.

He explained that Olaide Adekunle left home to Lagos on March 15, 2023 with their baby girl named Moridiat Rasaq but returned home without the baby.

He further explained that all efforts to know what happened to the baby proved abortive as the woman was unable to give a reasonable account.

On interrogation by the Police, the suspect confessed that she has sold her baby to someone in Lagos at the rate of N600,000.

She explained that she had borrowed money from a microfinance bank but when she was unable to pay back the money, the bank agents started disturbing her and threatening to deal decisively with her.

Adekunle said the constant harassment made her to run to Lagos where she started hawking sachet water.

She said it was while hawking that she met a man who introduced her to the woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos .

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Babakura Muhammed, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible recovery of the baby.

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