A 25-year-old sex worker has been detained by the Katsina State Police Command. Zainab Adamu, for allegedly selling N300, 000 to her four-month-old baby girl.
Command Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, December 2nd, said the suspect, a native of the state of Adamawa but resident in Katsina region of Kofar Kaura Layout, was arrested on 26th November on the basis of a tip off.
According to Gambo, “Zainab conspired with her friend, one Ruth Kenneth, 32, of Kofar Kaura Layout, an indigene of Delta state and sold her four months old baby girl to one Chinwendi Omeh, 43, of Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra state at the cost of three hundred thousand naira (N300,000:00K).”
Furthermore, he said that “in the course of investigation another suspect, one Chukwudi Elias Nnali, aged 45yrs of the same address, brother to Chinwindi Omeh, was also arrested for aiding and abetting the commission of the offence. The sums of one hundred and sixty-five thousand Naira, (N165,000:00K) and eighty-ive thousand Naira (N85,000:00K) were recovered from Zainab Adamu and Ruth Kenneth respectively as proceeds of the sale of the baby. Investigation is ongoing.”
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