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Published On: Tue, Jan 20th, 2015

Police arrest house wife for stealing, selling neighbour’s child for N250,000

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Crime_01From Osakhare Erese, Asaba

A desperate housewife who lives in Akwukwu-Igbo community near Asaba Delta State and identified as Eunice (surname withheld) has allegedly stolen a two year old neighbour’s baby and sold it for N250,000.00.

Reports said that the woman currently helping the police and cooling off her heels at the police state CID, Asaba was said to have arranged for the sale of the baby with a woman who was said to have been married for 18 years without a child in Lagos before the bubble burst.

It was reliably gathered that a trusted neighbor had on the faithful last Wednesday appealed to the suspect to help look after the baby whose father was alleged to have been abandoned for financial reasons to enable her buy some food items in a neighbouring community’s market.

Expectedly, the suspect who was said to have been nursing the evil intension of kidnapping the baby graciously took custody of the baby and in a twinkle of an eye had put a call across to the said buyer now at large and was said to have been hanging around the community after the deal was sealed before the execution.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Celestina Kalu who confirmed the arrest of the woman disclosed that the suspect before the arrival of the baby’s mother had disappeared into the thin air after making sale of the baby, with her where about unknown.

DSP Kalu said that the Police acting on a tip-off and relying on neighbours with their eagle eyes, who sighted the woman while the deal lasted, swung into action and arrested the woman in Ore Community where she was lodged into a hotel.

Speaking further, the Police Public Relations Officer said that the suspect upon interrogation confessed to the crime, saying that the N250, 000.00 was shared among a native doctor and two other persons who were also involved in the deal, adding that the suspect would be charged to court on completion of investigation.

She said that the Police were already on the trail of the native doctor including two others and warned members of the public to be wary of whom they leave their children for.


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