Grandpa confesses to selling daughter’s baby for N700,000

Suspects paraded by police

Suspects paraded by police in Oyo.

By Suleiman Shehu

Men of the Oyo State Police Command have apprehended one ‘Monday Chukwuka’ who sold his one-day-old grand daughter to a baby factory in Abia for N700,000.

Five accomplices of the grandfather were arrested at the baby factory.

Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Mr Adebola Hamzat, confirmed on Saturday that the grandfather took the baby girl from her teenage mother, Sarah Chukwuka on July 10.

The suspect was later arrested at his hideout in Ibafo, Ogun.

“The suspect who identified himself as the biological father of the teenage mother of the day-old baby girl confessed to the crime.

“He explained how he took the baby from the mother pretending that he would hand over the baby over to a caregiver.

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“The suspect also explained how he moved the baby to Abia where he sold her to the owner of the baby factory at Obehi in Okwa West Local Government Area of the state for N700, 000.

“A raid on the baby factory led to the arrest of a female suspect identified as Bunmi and four other accomplices,’’ Hamzat stated.

The CP also revealed that a bundle of new birth certificates and some equipment used in labour rooms were equally recovered from the baby factory.

He noted that the five additional suspects were unable to give any satisfactory explanation about the parentage of the babies recovered from the factory.

Hamzat also paraded six other suspects arrested for robbery, kidnapping and cultism and car theft.

He said the suspects robbed a victim of expensive mobile phones, laptops, and some other valuable items worth millions of Naira in Ibadan while armed with machetes, jack knives and other dangerous weapons.

Hamzat added that the suspects also confessed to series of previous criminal activities they had carried out at different locations in Oyo.

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