A couple has been arrested in Ilara area of Ode Remo in the Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun state for selling their one-month-old baby for N50,000.
The suspects, Eze Onyebuchi and his wife, Oluchi were arrested on the 16th of December 2021, following an information received by policemen at Ode Remo divisional headquarters, that the couple who live at Ayegbami street Ilara Remo willingly sold their baby to a woman who is now at large.
Upon the information, the DPO Ode Remo division, Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area where the couple were arrested and brought to the station.
On interrogation, the suspects explained to the police that one Mrs. Ruth Obajimi directed the yet to be identified buyer to them.
They stated further that the woman came to them on the 14th of December 2021, and told them that she is from human rights office, and that she will help them to foster their child.
The woman then gave them the sum of N50,000 and they handed over the baby to her.
The command said effort is on top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recovering the baby.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
He equally directed a massive manhunt for the buyer who has since took to flight.