A nurse has been arrested for selling a newly born twin brother to a a barren woman and her husband for 800,000 Naira (GH¢11,715)
The incident occurred in Abeokuta in the Ogun State in Nigeria after the nurse (name withheld) willingly walked into the Divisional Police Headquarters to confess.
According to the nurse, she has known the rich couple who lived in her neighborhood for years and she knows how hard they have been trying get a child.
So when she was approached to help them, she was eager to help them and planned the baby stealing scheme with the family. In return, she demanded N800,000 which they paid.
Luckily, a woman at their hospital was already pregnant with twins which was discovered after a scan. With assistance from her colleagues, she stole the male child for the rich couple.
But she claims her conscience is just killing her and wouldn’t allow her to have a peace of mind since the baby was stolen for the poor couple.
Her statement to the police reads:
“I really regret my action for putting myself into this, the two family Mr and Mrs Okunola are my neighbour in abeokuta, they have been married for over 7 Years without a child in their home.
They met with me which i promised to help them out only if they can cooperate, which our agreement is them to pay me sum of N800 000. We planned it that, the wife should be putting bundles of cloth on stomach just to deceived people around of being getting pregnant.
We have a pregnant woman scanned, who has been confirmed to give birth to twins in one private hospital in Abeokuta.
The moment the woman gave birth to twins, i planned with my other collegue at the hospital to carry out the assignment.
The pregnant woman who gave birth to male and female twins, i congratulate the mother of the new born baby, that she gave birth to bouncing baby girl while i took the other male child to the fake pregnant woman.
Since then, my conscience never allow me to rest”, she added.