A woman, Blessing Aluna, has been arrested by the police in Niger state, for selling her baby for N200k so as to open a provision shop. The 23-year-old, 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 by the police, she blamed poverty for her action. She 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.”
Confirming their arrest, the command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.