The Ebonyi state police Command has detained a prostitute, Victoria Chukwube over an alleged plot to sell her baby boy for the sum of N40,000.
The baby on sale is four months old and still breastfeeding.
According to Victoria, the money realized from selling her child is intended to be used to fund a new beer parlour business.
Briefing journalists at the command headquarters in Abakiliki, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah stated that the woman was arrested last Friday following a tip-off by a concerned citizen.
“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she actually told us that she is a commercial sex worker and that she has this babe which she is carrying. She said that if she leaves here she should continue to look out for the prospective buyer,” Odah said.
According to Loveth, the police have tried to convince Victoria to keep the child, but the lady has been adamant, saying that she will even dispose of the youngling if she can’t sell him.
“We tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother but she refused. She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw him away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant”, she explained.
When she was interrogated, Miss Chukwube refused to disclose her state of origin or local government. She said she doesn’t have the resources to cater for the child.
“I’m from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex worker and my babe is just 4 months old.
“I want to sell the babe at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbuhause in Abakiliki”, she said.
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