Okike Ezinne, 18, has been arrested by police in Enugu after selling her one-year-old baby, Chisom for N300, 000. However, the baby is yet to be recovered from the buyer, who is currently at large.
Two other ladies, Promise Godwin, 20, and Okafor Gloria, 46 are also being held by the police for facilitating the sale of the little girl.
Ezinne, from Ohaaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, in her statement to the police, said she conceived out of wedlock but decided to keep the child. However, when it became difficult for Ezinne to take care of the baby, a friend, Promise, also from Ebonyi State, asked her to join her Enugu.
Ezinne said Promise assured her that she and her baby would be well taken care of in Enugu, things did not go as expected, as she discovered that her friend was into prostitution.
Promise reportedly left Ezinne at her apartment in Coal Camp, Enugu, and relocated to the Four Corners area, where she plied her trade. The said Promise equally convinced Ezinne to sell her baby, and subsequently made arrangements with Gloria, a widow who is said to be specialised in the selling of babies in Abia State and environs.