A 17-year old teenage mom has been arrested by the Abia police command for trafficking her child. The said young lady identified as Gift Daniel, who sold her two-day-old baby boy for N670, 000, was arrested alongside three others.
Speaking with newsmen, Daniel said she sold her child due to financial difficulties. She also revealed that her first child a boy, was sold by her own mother after delivery, hence her resolve to personally sell the second baby.
“My mother sent me away from the house, when I became pregnant for the second baby and because of the financial difficulties, I started looking for somebody to help me.”
Daniel said that she was given N50,000 by the woman saw to the execution of the deal, a 38-year-old Ngozi Nwaiwu, while the nurse, Kate Charles, who helped her during her delivery, got N30,000.
However, Nwaiwu said she was trying to help Daniel, considering her plight. The state Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi, said the suspects were arrested by police operatives at Osisioma Aba after a tip off, while efforts are being made to arrest the buyer, Mrs. Maria and possibly recover the baby.