A young lady named, Kelechi Uche was paraded by the state Police Commissioner, Joshak Habila, in Umuahia, for trying to sell a baby.
Uche was arrested by some members of the public at Osusu Aku, where she went to look for buyers
According to the police boss,a man simply identified as Uchenna and four other suspects, still at large, stole a four month old boy at gunpoint on August 21, at Ntigha Uzo in the Obingwa Local Government Area of the state. Then he gave the baby to his gf, Kelechi Uche to sell.
Habila explained that Kelechi drew the suspicion of some members of the public on August 26 when the baby started crying uncontrollably, but she could not breastfeed him.
The CP said she was apprehended by the curious and suspicious members of the public after she gave incoherent and unsatisfactory answer when she was asked if she was the biological mother of the baby.
“She was immediately arrested and handed over to the police at Ugwunagbo division,” the CP added.
He added that upon interrogation, the suspect said the child was stolen by her boyfriend, Uchenna, and four others and given to her to sell.
Accoring to Punch, the CP said the suspect also explained that the baby was first kept in the house of one Love Chinkata who is also at large, before she collected him to sell.
Habila said efforts were on to trace the biological parents of the baby and to also apprehend other fleeing suspects in connection with the crime.