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Police nab woman attempting to sell baby for N150,000 in Anambra

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A woman, Emila Sunday, has been arrested by the police for attempting to sell her baby for N150,000 in Anambra State. The woman, who was arrested at Ire-village, Ojoto, said she is 21years old and hails from Akwa Ibom State.

It was gathered that she wanted to sell her three months old baby boy due to hardship before policemen arrested her.

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Confirming this to newsmen in Awka yesterday, the Anambra Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said she was arrested after a tip-off to security operatives.

Mohammed said: “On November 24 around 6:00 p.m. following intelligence report, police operatives attached to Ojoto Division arrested Emila Sunday with a three months old baby boy at Ire-village Ojoto. Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was attempting to sell her three months old baby, which the suspect claimed was due to hardship.”

He said the baby was rescued in good health condition, adding that an investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the matter.

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