Widow Arrested For Buying 10-Month Old Baby For N650,000

“My husband is dead and I do not have a male child. I do not know that the child was stolen.” A widow identified as Ogechi Chukwuocha confessed in Owerri after buying a 10-month-old baby which cost her N650,000.
According to Chukwuocha the widow, she said her desire for a male child led her to the act.

Among those paraded with Chukwuocha, during the eventual handing over of the child to the parents, Mrs. Udoka Peter, at the police headquarters are Mrs. Calister Igwe, the seller of the child, and Mrs. Chimezie Okafor, who claimed to be the sister to the buyer.
When asked about how it happened, Mrs. Peter said.

“She gave her child to one Mrs. Favour Nwokem, to collect something inside her room and before she came out, Favour had disappeared with her child. Immediately, the Command swung into action and arrested three of them, while one Mrs. Favour Nwokem has escaped.”

Police Public Relations Officers, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, said that the child was found in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. Andrew further said; “the child was abducted on June 15 and recovered on June 20. We got a report from the mother of the baby, Udoka Peter, that her child, a 10 months old baby, was missing.

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