– Poverty has forced a Nigerian woman, Victoria Chukwube, to consider the option of selling her baby for the sum of N40,000
– Chukwube was arrested by the police command in Ebonyi state on Tuesday, February 23
– The suspect was said to have revealed that she intends to use the money to start a petty business
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The police command in Ebonyi on Tuesday, February 23, arrested a woman, Victoria Chukwube, for attempting to sell her suckling baby at the price of N40,000.
Chukwube (32 years old) said she needed to sell her four-month-old baby so as to raise money to start a business in drinks, Premium Times reports.
The spokesperson of the command, Loveth Odah, revealed to newsmen that although Chukwube has vowed to sell her child even after leaving police custody, officers tried to make her realise the value of motherhood.
“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying.
“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers. But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.
“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian Twitter users had been reacting to a post by the police where it announced a whopping N10m reward for anyone who had useful information on the whereabouts of some suspects captured in a CCTV footage.
The post was shared via the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Thursday, February 4.
The bulletin contained the still pictures of two suspects who were captured by the CCTV at a crime scene.
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