A 50-year-old traditional birth attendant has been arrested by policemen in Lagos for allegedly operating a centre where she sell babies being born to members of the public.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen today that the woman sold a recently born child for N250,000.
He said the suspect induces pregnant women and their babies were sold after birth, while adding that the baby factory is located at No. 96, Bunmi Ajakaiye St., Ajangbadi.
“On the strength of intelligence information, the DPO of Ajangbadi Division led operatives to the compound where the suspect was found administering intravenous injection (drip) to one Uju Nnamdi who claimed to be sick and five months pregnant.
“When search was conducted, a set of drip-water bags and other related drugs were recovered. On interrogation, the suspect confessed that she is not a medical doctor but a traditional birth attendant.
“She claimed that a 17-year-old girl was induced and she delivered a baby boy which she sold for N250, 000.
“The said baby buyer was arrested, the baby retrieved and taken to the hospital while the said mother of the baby is being trailed for possible arrest. Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing,” he said.
The baby and the suspect were paraded before newsmen.