Young Mother Sells Two-month-old BabyFor 450k and Got Arrested


Physinews: The police in Akwa Ibom In Nigeria
have arrested a 51-year-
old woman, Rose Edward,
for allegedly buying a two
month old baby for
N450,000 (N= Naira , Nigeria Currency)– The police also arrested a
homeopathic doctor, Eneyo
Nyang and mother of the
baby, Comfort Effiong – Effiong says she
sold her
baby because there was
no one to take care of her .

The Akwa Ibom
state police
command have arrested a 51-
year-old woman, Rose
Edward, for allegedly buying a
two month old baby for
N450,000, NAN reports. According to the
report, the
police also arrested a
homeopathic doctor, Eneyo
Nyang and mother of the
baby, Comfort Effiong, for
their alleged roles in the crime. File photo
of a newly born
baby.
Murtala Mani, Akwa
Ibom
commissioner of police,
disclosed this to newsmen on
Saturday, October 22 in Uyo,
the Akwa Ibom state capital. Mani who
spoke through the
command’s spokesperson,
ASP Cordelia Nwanwe, said
that Edward from Rivers state
confessed to have bought the
baby because she needed a baby of her
own. Confessing to the crime, the
mother of the baby, Comfort
Effiong, said that she sold her
baby because there was no
one to take care of her. She said: “I sold
the baby because of help; I don’t
have anybody to help me.
My father is late and my
mother is sick and I don’t
have anybody to help me.”
However, Mani
assured Akwa
Ibom people that the command
would not relent in its effort to
curb crime in the state. He warned
members of the
public wishing to adopt
children to follow due process.
The arrest
of Rose Edward
and Comfort Effiong comes
just two months after the Delta
state police command paraded two
suspects who sold a
three-month-old baby to a Lagos-based
businessman for
N500,000. The suspects, a 43-year-old
fake nurse, Uju Okonkwo and
a fake lawyer, Ezurum
Joseph, who claimed to have
graduated from the Nnamdi
Azikwe University, NAU, Anambra state in
2011 with
registration number 39017,
confessed