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Barren Woman Arrested With Stolen Baby In Lagos “I Buy & Sell Babies” – Suspect

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Dec 09, 2013 – Childless Woman Caught With Stolen Baby In Lagos “I Buy & Sell Babies” – Suspect

Two Nigerian women are currently cooling off in police detention after they were caught in a baby trading deal today in Lagos State Nigeria.

Police Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, western Nigeria have intensified efforts to recover all the stolen babies allegedly bought by an Onitsha-based human trafficker who was arrested in Lagos last Monday for purchasing a stolen two-year old baby.

This followed the confessional statement made by the trafficker, Mrs. Grace Onye, 52. Onye told the police that she specialises in the illegal business of buying babies in Lagos for sale to those who required them.

In her confession, she admitted that it was not her first time of coming to Lagos to buy babies, adding that she had been coming to Lagos to buy babies in the past three years. She told the police that she sold all the babies to those in need, especially barren women.

She was arrested along with her customer, 45-year old Mrs. Ngozi Ikeh who is barren and needed a child.

They were arrested at Ikotun in the morning while going back to Ontisha with a stolen baby sold to them for N300,000 by their contact man who is now at large.

The suspects confessed that they had a contact man simply identified as Samuel who usually lodged them at Francis Inn Hotel located at Abiola Adeyemi Street, Igando Road, Ikotun whenever they are in Lagos to buy babies. Grace confessed further that it was in that hotel that Samuel brought the baby and collected N300,000.

Joy Olowolade, the two-year old stolen baby was allegedly kidnapped at 6, Oladunjoye Street, off Igando Road, Ikotun Lagos.

Samuel abducted the baby at the stated address in a dramatic form around 4 p.m. on Monday when he threw a banger in the compound where Joy was playing with other kids.

The sound of the banger caused confusion in the compound and the children ran away in different directions. When the dust settled, Joy was nowhere to be found.

Her elder sister, Eniola Olowolade, after a frantic search for her, alerted her parents, Ayodele and Funke Olowolade, of her disappearance.

Funke explained that one of her neighbours confirmed that she saw the man who snatched the baby during the confusion that greeted the explosion of the banger.

Olowolade and neighbours later arranged themselves in groups to look for the missing baby. They searched for Joy in every house and street in the neighbourhoods but could not find her.

Narrating her experience, Funke stated: “It all happened like a dream, Joy told me she was hungry  and I was preparing her food when she went out to play with her friends in the compound. Within the twinkling of an eye Eniola rushed in to tell us that somebody threw a banger in the compound and everybody ran away. She said she didn’t see Joy when the commotion died down.

“We searched all the nooks and crannies till midnight. She was nowhere to be found,” Funke said.

At about 4 a.m. the following day, the Olowolades and their neighours moved round the streets again looking for Joy. They saw a woman walking briskly and carrying a baby on her back with her friend. Somebody shouted the name of the missing baby and Joy answered ‘ma.’

Immediately the baby answered, the trafficker and her friend ran. They tried to drop the baby but they were caught by the rescuers. They were beaten and later handed over to the police at Ikotun division who transferred them to the SCID for further investigation.

[Report by Cyriacus Izuekwe, PM Lagos]



  1. Idianke

    December 9, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    No wonder u still remain barren at your age how can God give you a child when he knows u re likely to sell him or her.
    please jail these animals for life

  2. Mike Onu

    December 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Wonders shall never cease
    baby trader

  3. iron bar

    December 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    put them where they belong…too much crimes in the nation from mugging to rape,kidnapp,maim..etc.the longer arm of the law should be long enough to grab these law breakers

  4. Olaitan

    December 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    I find this very hard to believe
    When a woman carry a child to term and some idiots that didn’t participate in her 9 months sufferings will now take the baby away
    OH God rain coals of fire on these people

    • Mercy Okoye

      December 9, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      @olaitan this is my first time of commmenting on this site
      I’m heavily pregnant due to deliver in few days time, I can’t but cry reading thru this article
      some women are demons in human skin
      Pregnancy is painful so also child theft
      God will strike these witches with madness

  5. Victor

    December 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Y are dis women lyk dis. U ned a baby go nd adopt 1 nd stop dis stealin of babies. Must we steal evrytin?

  6. red

    December 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Safe delivery and the best health from God to you “Mama”Mercy Okoye.merry blessed xmas to you and your family. Is a pity that women who knows the pain and joy of child birth are involved in this.SORRY.

  7. seeker

    December 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Instead of stealing babies, why not adopt legally?

  8. bibi

    December 10, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Yes o @victor, must we still everything? I tire for us

  9. Gina

    December 10, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    God have mercy!

  10. Sunday

    December 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    They should sentence them immediately. Am so much interested in the case.

  11. Mr White Don

    December 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    God Will Judge this fool old women God punish two of them

  12. mike

    December 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    am not suprise,dats sighn of end time, GOD save ur pple

  13. mike

    December 11, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    GOD na ur hand we dey

  14. jmartins

    December 11, 2013 at 10:35 PM


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