Oyo police arrest grandfather, 5 others for selling 1 day-old child

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Ibadan, Aug. 12, 2023 – The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a grandfather, one  Monday Chukwuka,  and five others for  allegedly selling a one-day old child to a baby factory for N700,000.

Mr Adebola Hamzat, the state Commissioner of Police, said on Saturday that the grandfather collected the baby girl from her teenage mother, Sarah Chukwuka, on July 10.

“The suspect, who identified himself as the biological father of the teenage mother of the day-old baby girl, confessed to the crime.

“He explained how he took the baby from the mother pretending that he would hand over the baby over to a caregiver.

“The suspect also explained how he moved the baby to Abia where he sold her to the owner of the baby factory at Obehi in Okwa West Local Government Area of the state for N700, 000.

“A raid on the baby factory led to the arrest of a female suspect identified as Bunmi and four other accomplices.’’

Hamzat said the suspect was arrested in a hideout in Ibafo, Ogun State.

He said that a bundle of new birth certificates and some equipment used in labour rooms were recovered from the baby factory.

Hamzat said that the five additional suspects were unable to give any satisfactory explanation about the parentage of the babies recovered from the factory.

The commissioner also paraded six other suspects for robbery, kidnapping, cultism and car theft.

He said the suspects robbed a victim of expensive mobile phones, laptops and some other valuable items worth millions of Naira in Ibadan while armed with machetes, jack knives and other dangerous weapons. (GBN)

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