You are currently viewing Grandfather arrested for selling his day-old grandchild so he can pay shop rent

Grandfather arrested for selling his day-old grandchild so he can pay shop rent

Monday Chukwuma has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly selling his day-old grandchild for N700,000 and using the money to rent a shop.

Monday, who committed the crime in July was arrested at his hideout in the Ibafo area of Ogun State, following a credible intelligence, alongside the baby buyer and four others.

SP Adewale Osifeso, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) while parading the suspect at the command headquarters on Saturday, said the Police swung into action after receiving the report July 10.

He said on receipt of the report that Monday, the grandfather of the day-old baby sold his granddaughter to a criminal cartel that operates a baby factory in Abia State, the suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime.

The PPRO said during the intelligence-led interrogation, the suspect confessed that he deceived the mother of the baby, who is his biological daughter that he was taking the baby to hand her over to someone who would take good care of the baby.

SP Osifeso added: “The suspect further explained in detail how he moved the baby to Abia State where he sold her to the owner of a baby factory located at Obehi, Ukwa West in Abia State for N700,000.

“Investigation was extended to Abia State and in the process of a coordinated raid on the baby factory, a female suspect identified as Popoola Bunmi and four other accomplices, whose names are Chinwendu Peter, Chidinma Blessing, Chukwu Christopher, and Favour Chukwu, were all apprehended in connection with the criminal activity.

“A bundle of new birth certificates and some equipments being used for baby deliveries were equally recovered from the factory.”

During interrogation, the suspect said: “I decided to sell the baby because I could not afford to take care of my teenage daughter and the baby.

“I used the money I collected from selling the baby to rent a shop and bought goods.”

The mother of the baby named Sarah Chukwuka said her father took the baby immediately after she birth the baby.

She said her father only told her was taking the baby to someone that will nurture her and return the baby after two years, not knowing her father sold her baby.

Another suspect named Favour Chukwu during the parade confessed she bought the baby following a request from a childless couple that they needed a baby.

Favour said she was given N50,000 for her role in the crime while the prime suspect Mr Monday was given N650,000.

The command Spokesperson said all suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.

Leave a Reply