The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a woman, Amaka Ogua, for allegedly selling the unborn child of her younger sister, Nkechi, for N100,000 in the Mile 2 area of the state.It was gathered that Amaka, who the police accused of running a baby factory, had already collected N50,000 from a client for the unborn child.
A balance of N50,000 was agreed to be paid when 31-year-old Nkechi was delivered of the baby.
The bubble burst on Friday, June 24, when the police got a tip-off from a non-governmental organisation – Child Protection Network – that money had been allegedly paid to Nkechi’s sister for the unborn child.
Our correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the FESTAC Police Division, which sent officers to rescue Nkechi from the apartment on the same day.
A CPN member, Toyin Oklagogo, who was also at the police station, told PUNCH Metro that Nkechi was impregnated by a man brought home by her sister.
He said, “The woman was registered at a private hospital in the Alaba area of Ojo. But she stayed in a flat around 2nd Rainbow, Mile 2. When the information got to the CPN that she had become pregnant and her unborn child had been sold, we went to the house with another executive, but Nkechi refused to follow us. We then reported the case at the police station.
“Nkechi had a mental challenge some years back. She said at the police station that although she had memory loss, she could remember that her sister brought a man to impregnate her in the house. She added that she was not in support of the sale of her baby, but her sister had collected money from a man.
“Nkechi also told us that she gave birth to a baby two years ago, but her sister had taken the child to an unknown person. So, the police are investigating child trafficking as well.”
A police source told our correspondent that when Amaka’s husband was invited to the station, he declined the invitation.
The source added that the husband claimed it was a family issue and that the police should steer clear of it.