May 15, 2017

Lady Arrested In Lagos For Selling Her Baby For N250,000

22yrs old Onyinyechi Osoneye, along with 6 other suspects were arrested by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command over the sale of a day old baby for the sum of N250,000 to a couple, Mr and Mrs Ike Nwata.

It was learnt that Onyinyechi with the connivance of her mother, Mrs Joy Osoneye concealed the pregnancy from her father knowing her father's strict position on a child out of wedlock.

It was further revealed that the man who impregnated Onyinyechi had on being informed of the pregnancy declined to be the one responsible for it. Onyinyechi was admitted to Peninsula Hospital, Ikota, where Mrs. Glory Ehinmi, 35 delivered the lady of a baby boy on March 1st, 2017.

She disclosed that Mrs. Ehinmi took the baby from her at the point of delivery and gave him to one Mrs. Prisca Okocha, 45, her sister and the owner of Peculiar Hospital, Orile, who offered Onyinyechi’s mother N250,000.

Okocha thereafter contacted Mrs Regina Anyanwu, 59 who subsequently brought the buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata.

Okocha confessed that she sold the baby for N850,000 but gave the mother N250,000.

The buying couples who were desperately in need of a child organised a huge party to celebrate the baby’s arrival. The wife, Mrs. Nwata, was reported to have stayed away from the residence of his husband while their search for a baby lasted. 

The wife was pretending to be pregnant each and every time she went to her husband's house. 

Efforts to arrest the man who impregnated Onyinyechi, her mother and father proved abortive as they were reported to be on the run. The baby has been handed over to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs while five suspects have been transferred to Gender Office, State Headquarters, Ikeja, for further investigations.