The Nigerian Police has arrested a 25-year-old lady identified as Mary Olatayo, for allegedly trading her 3-week-old baby for ₦600,000 in Ogun State.
According to reports, the suspect was arrested on the 18th of August, 2022, with her accomplice identified as Chioma Esther Ogbonna.
The spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, revealed that the suspect was arrested following a complaint made by the father of the baby at Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters.
The baby’s father said that after he started dating Olatayo, she got pregnant in the process, which led to him renting an apartment for her to live until she delivered the baby boy.
He complained further that the lady suddenly disappeared with the baby from the apartment three weeks after delivery, only for her to be found in an hotel, where she allegedly went for a “h0okup” with another man.
He said all efforts to know where the baby was proved futile.
Upon interrogation, Olatayo confessed to the Police that she sold the baby to someone in Anambra State for N600,000.
She claimed it was her friend, Chioma Esther Ogbonna, who led her to the buyer in Anambra state and they both shared the money equally.
Her confession led to the arrest of Ogbonna, who also corroborated Olatayo’s claims.
Further investigation revealed that Olatayo, a native of Omu-Aran in Kwara State, is a call girl, who sees the baby as a disturbance to her business, hence she decided to do away with the baby.