A couple, Chinonso and Oluebube Anyawu, has allegedly sold their three-day-old son for N300,000.
gathered from a source that the couple had three daughters before they got the male child.
The source said, “We were surprised that a family with such history could behave this way by selling their only son.”
The couple, who hails from Imo State, allegedly sold the baby to one Sandra Odimege of Umuezike, Amorka, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, where the baby was found with her.
The spokesperson of Anambra State police command, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed this to our correspondent, adding that the couple was apprehended following intelligence report.
He said, “The Command arrested a man and his wife for selling their three-day-old baby boy at the rate of N300,000.
“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Area Command, Ihiala arrested one Chinonso Anyanwu, aged 32 years and Oluebube Anyawu, aged 20 years of lbiasiegbe village, Imo State.
“Suspects conspired and sold their biological child, a baby boy of three days old at a rate of N300,000 to one Sandra Odimege of Umuezike, Amorka in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.
“The three suspects have been arrested and the baby recovered in good condition.”
Haruna said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.