2 Women Arrested over Attempt to Sell 2-Month Old Baby

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have foiled an attempt by two women to sell a two-month old baby.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who made this known in a statement said the suspects were apprehended on Friday, May 26, 2023.

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The deal was uncovered in Oshodi when one Oge Okolie, aged 25, the intermediary between the mother of the baby and prospective buyer was suspected of stealing the baby.

According the police spokesperson, passengers on a public bus noticed ceaseless crying from the baby with Okolie and questioned why she could not breastfeed it if it were her own biological child.

The suspect was about to be lynched when RRS operatives quickly stepped in to rescue her as well as the baby.

Preliminary investigations led to the arrest of the mother of the baby, one Maria Ahmadu, aged 26.

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“Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has since transferred the suspects and baby to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation and prosecution”, the statement added.

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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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