A 23-year-old lady identified as Blessing Aluna has been arrested by the police command for selling her one-week-old baby for N200,000.
Blessing Aluna sold her baby for 200,000 Naira just so she could open a provision shop to take care of herself and siblings.
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According to reports, the 23-year-old mother who resides in Rimi Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State was arrested for allegedly conniving with her said boyfriend and accomplice, Oludare Jeprince, to kidnap and facilitate the sale of the baby.
After her arrest, Blessing blamed poverty as a reason for her action when she was being interrogated.
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.”
However, after laying down the reasons behind her action, Blessing says she regrets her action and ask the law to take its course.
“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,” she said.
Confirming their arrest, the police PRO, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.