Police in Imo State have arrested 22-year-old Blessing Chukwu, who sold her 3-week-old baby girl, along with the alleged buyer, 40-year-old Chinasa Okpara.
Other alleged accomplices, Mrs Puphemia Omende and her husband, Kelechi, a medical practitioner, were also arrested.
Police alleged that the couple facilitated the transaction at their facility, Winnies Hospital, Okigwe, where the baby was born. Okpara said that she paid N360,000 for the baby and blamed her action on her 13-year-old fruitless marriage.
Chukwu said she already had four children out of wedlock. She said that she was given N190,000, for the three-week old baby, blaming her action on financial challenges.
She revealed that she sold the girl to raise money to train her siblings. They were arrested at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where the baby had reportedly been on admission for the past three weeks.