Four women are now cooling their heels at Ogidi Police station in Anambra State over a stolen two months-old baby girl.
The baby said to have been stolen from her mother at Nnewi was said to have been sold for N625, 000 by an Enugu based woman (names withheld).
The four women now in police custody included three sellers.
During an interview with Daily Independent, the buyer said that she resolved to procure the baby girl because she needed a female child that would look after her when she would be old.
“I have a male child but I want a female child that will look after me when I become old. The boy will not nurse me more than the girl”, she said.
When asked if the husband was aware of her plan to buy the baby, she spoke in the affirmative, saying “he was aware and asked me to carry on”.
Confirming the arrest of the buyer and sellers, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of the Ogidi Police Station, Mr. Hassan Musa, said that the baby has also been recovered and that she is in police custody while effort is on to get the mother.
Musa said he was satisfied with the confessional statement of those arrested, adding that two of the women that sold the baby are based in Abatete and Onitsha.
He said “We had to move to Enugu to get the baby on arresting the buyer days after and now we are moving to Nnewi to know how the mother of the baby will feature”.
He reiterated the resolve of the Division to stop all illegal sale of babies in the area.
Musa disclosed that it was on a tip off that the police arrested the sellers while they were waiting for the buyer to come from Enugu, Enugu State.