Woman In Police Net For Allegedly Selling Her 18-Month-Old-Baby To Offset Loan


LAGOS APRIL 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Operatives of Ogun State Police command have arrested a 33-years old lady, who allegedly sold her 18 – months old baby for the sum of N600, 000 to enable her repay “an embarrassing ‘’ bank loan.

The lady, identified as Olaide Adekunle allegedly travelled to Lagos State on March 15, 2023 where she started hawking sachet water for the possibility of raising enough money to offset the debt she was owing the microfinance bank.

LEADERSHIP gathered that when Olaide could not raise the fund, she opted to sell her 18-months old baby, Moridiat Rasaq to a yet-to-be-identified woman without the consent of her husband.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said Olaide was arrested following a report lodged with the police at the Sango Ota divisional headquarters by her husband, Nureni Rasaq.

Oyeyemi explained that a confessional statement obtained by the police from the suspect indicated that Olaide, while hawking her new trade, met a man who introduced her to the woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos.

PPRO however, disclosed that the acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Babakura Muhammed has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Departments (SCIID) for further investigation and possible recovery of the baby.


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