How day old baby was sold for N850,000
.Why mother got only N250,000
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos Police Command
, have arrested a lady, Miss Onyinyechi Osoneye, 22, along with six other
suspects over the sale of a day old baby for N850,000. Confirming the arrest,
Commander of RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, said
that Onyinyechi was arrested last Wednesday, based on information over the
sale of her baby to Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata.
Onyinyechi allegedly connived with her mother, Mrs. Joy Osoneye, to
conceal the pregnancy from her father, because of his strict position on
having a child out of wedlock. It was gathered that Onyinyechi was admitted
at Peninsula Hospital, Ikota, on Lekki-Ajah Expressway, where one Mrs.
Glory Ehinmi, 35, delivered her of a baby boy on March 1.
The source further disclosed that Onyinyechi, when arrested, denied that she
was ever pregnant.
She later burst into tears and confessed that Mrs Ehinmi took the baby
from her after delivery and gave him to Mrs. Prisca Okocha, 45, her sister
and owner of a hospital in Orile, who offered Onyinyechi’s mother N250,000.
Mrs Okocha contacted Mrs. Regina Anyanwu, 59, who brought the buyers, Mrs
Nwata. Okocha later confessed to investigators that she sold the baby for
but gave the mother N250,000. The Nwatas, who were in need of a child, had
organised a huge party to celebrate the baby’s arrival. Mrs Nwata was reported
to have stayed away from her husband’s residence, while the search for a
baby lasted. She would then pretend to be pregnant each time she went to
the husband’s house. Mrs Ehinmi, during interrogation, confessed that she
enrolled Onyinyechi for antenatal and fed her till she was delivered of the
Meanwhile, the baby is with Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs, while