What will make a woman sell a child she carried in her womb for nine months? What of the pangs of child birth and the attendant pains that always follow?
These are some of the questions the Police in Bayelsa State are trying to unravel as the Command said its operatives have apprehended a woman for selling her three-month-old baby for N3000,000.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, who revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, said that the suspect, Oyikepreye Enoch, 28 years old, sold off her baby girl to one Esther Tony, 30.
Though the Police Spokesman did not indicate the motive behind the sale of the infant, he however said the suspect, who is the mother of the baby, sold her for N300,000.
Butswat said the suspect (Enoch) was already undergoing interrogation at the Akenfa Police Station in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
He stated, “Detectives from Akenfa Police Station, Yenagoa, have arrested one Oyikepreye Enoch, female, 28 years, for allegedly selling her three months old baby girl to one Esther Tony, female, 30.
“The suspect sold the baby, who is her child, for N300,000. Enoch and Tony are undergoing interrogation at the Akenfa Police Station, Yenagoa.”
He added that investigation was ongoing to ascertain the motive behind the criminality.