Police authorities in Nigeria have begun an investigation into an alleged attempt by two women to sell a nine-month-old baby for a measly ₦400,000.
A young woman identified as Mfon and an elderly lady, Esther, were arrested in Imo State, South-East Nigeria bargaining to sell the nine-month-old baby.
They were alleged to have stolen the child from the South-South Akwa Ibom State and brought it to a park in Imo where they attempted to sell it.
Police Commissioner in the state, Abutu Yaro, in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abatam, said he was aware of the trending story and had ordered an investigation into the matter.
“The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that we are already on top of the situation. And the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, has already inaugurated a high-powered investigation team to commence forensic investigation into the viral post to unravel how the two women came about the baby, trace and locate the real parents of the child; where the baby was stolen and for what purpose.
The command assures the good people of the state that as soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome will be made public for all and sundry to know the real facts surrounding the viral post.