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22-year-old lady arrested in Lagos for selling off her day-old baby

22-year-old lady arrested in Lagos for selling off her day-old baby

NAIJ.com gathered that a 22-year-old mother has been arrested after a failed attempt to sell off her day-old baby, somewhere in Lagos state.

According to reports, 22-year-old Miss Onyinyechi Osoneye, was arrested after trying to sell off her newborn baby.

Onyinyechi was caught by an undercover team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command, while trying to sell her baby to Mr and Mrs Ike Nwata.

Investigations revealed she had planned with her mother to hide her pregnancy from her father because she wasn't married. This especially had to be done because the man who got her pregnant had already denied responsibility.

LADY SELLS OFF HER BABY FOR N250, 000

Onyinyechi was caught trying to sell off her baby

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Onyinyechi was delivered of her baby boy on March 1, 2017, at the Peninsula hospital in Ikota, Lekki, Lagos state, by one Mrs Glory Ehinmi, who she claimed took her baby away from her.

Even though she had initially denied being pregnant or even selling her baby, she revealed that Ehinmi had given her baby to one Mrs Prisca Okocha, who offered her mother N250,000 for him.

Further investigations revealed that Okocha who owns the Peculiar hospital in Orile, had also contacted one Mrs Regina Anyanwu, who then brought the Nwatas to buy the baby.

22-year-old lady arrested in Lagos for selling off her day-old baby

Onyinyechi sold off her baby when he was just a day old

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Okocha eventually confessed that even though she had given Onyinyechi's mother N250,000, she had actually gotten N850,000 from the buyers.

The Nwatas had even held a get-together to celebrate the arrival of the baby, after Mrs Nwata had stayed away from her house for months, just to make people believe that she had been pregnant.

22-year-old lady arrested in Lagos for selling off her day-old baby

Onyinyechi was delivered of her baby at the Peninsula hospital in Lekki, Lagos state

Ehinmi however maintained that she had simply done Onyinyechi a favour, as she would have suffocated the baby with the way she was hiding her pregnancy. She also mentioned how she paid for her antenatal and fed her till she had the baby.

22-year-old lady arrested in Lagos for selling off her day-old baby

The owner of Peculiar hospital, Orile, was implicated in the baby-selling scandal

The baby has now been handed over to the Lagos state Ministry of Women Affairs, while effort is being made to locate Onyinyechi's mother and father.

Meanwhile, see what some Nigerians said when asked what they'd do if they found out that their children isn't theirs:

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