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One Mr. Monday Chuckwuka has confessed to journalists how he successfully sold his one-day-old grand daughter for N700,000 following his arrest by police.

Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP. Adebola Hamzat who in his maiden media briefing in his office at the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan on Saturday confirmed the development.

CP. Hamzat noted that the suspect was arrested in his hideout in Ibafo area of Ogun State following credible intelligence report.

CP. Hamzat said, “On 10th July, 2023, an actionable intelligence report was received by a team of Police Operatives attached to the Command Monitoring Oyo State about the ‘’harvesting of a day-old baby girl’’ from her teenage mother identified as Sarah Chukwuka in Oyo town and sale of the girl child to a criminal cartel that operates a baby factory in Abia State.”


The CP further stated that upon intelligence led interview, Monday, who is the biological father of the teenage girl who gave birth to the day-old baby girl confessed to the crime and explained in detail how he took the baby from her mother (his biological daughter) as soon as she gave birth under the pretext of handing over the baby to someone who would take good care of her.

“The suspect further explained in details, how he moved the day old baby to Abia State where he sold her to the owner of a baby factory located at Obehi, Okwa West in Abia State at the rate of sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N700,000.00).”

“Investigation activity 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 Chinwedu Peter, Chidinma Blessing, Chuckwu Christopher, and Favour Chukwu were all apprehended in connection with the criminal activity.”

“Bundle of new birth certificates and some equipments being used for baby deliveries were equally recovered from the factory, adding that the suspects as at the time of apprehension were unable to give any satisfactory explanation about the parentage of the babies recovered from the factory.” Hamzat said.

While speaking with journalists the suspect (Monday) said, “I decided to sell the baby because I cannot afford to take care of my teenage daughter and the baby and I used the money (N700,000) to rent a shop and buy goods.”

The mother of the teenage one Mrs. Sarah, said, “I was not aware that my husband wanted to sell the baby, he only told me that he wanted to give the baby to someone to nurture her and return the baby after two years.”

The suspected buyer of the baby, Favor Chukwuka said, “I bought the baby following a request from a couple (name withheld) who are childless, I was given just N50,000 as my own share the job.”

Other suspected criminals paraded by the Command include armed robbers suspects, suspected cultists, some hoodlums that specialized in stealing cars, and notorious criminal receivers among others.

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