The Anambra State Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman, identified as Emila Sunday, for attempting to sell her three-month-old baby boy for N150,000.
Emila, who hails from Akwa Ibom State, was arrested in Ojoto, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The 21-year-old who complained of hardship allegedly wanted to sell the baby to use the proceeds for Christmas celebrations.
Haruna Mohammed, The Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
Mohammed said the woman was apprehended on Tuesday evening by police operatives in Ojoto, in the Idemili LGA of the state.
The PPRO said, “On Tuesday about 6 pm, following intelligence report, police operatives attached to Ojoto Division in Anambra State arrested one Emila Sunday who claimed to be 21 years old from Akwa Ibom State with a three-month-old baby boy at Ire village Ojoto.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that Emila was attempting to sell her three-month-old baby boy which the suspect claimed was due to hardship.”
The PPRO said the baby had been rescued in good health condition, adding that investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the matter.