A young lady identified has Blessing Aluna has been arrested by the police in Niger state, for selling her baby for N200k claiming she had the intentions of using the money to open a provision shop.
According to reports, Blessing who resides in Rimi Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, was arrested for allegedly conniving with Oludare Jeprince, who was said to be her boyfriend and accomplice, to kidnap and facilitate the sale of the baby.
When interrogated, she blamed poverty for her action and said :
“Imagine me selling my child for money; that will tell you the level of hardship in the country. I sold my own child for N200,000 in order to open a provision store in Suleja at least to take care of myself and my siblings.”
“I have done the worst thing to humanity and especially to my own child. I don’t think I deserve to be alive, let the law take its course.” she said
The command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.