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Shock As Single Mother Of 5 Sells Newborn Baby Girl To Buy Phone, Slippers & Wrapper

mother sells newborn baby buy phone slippers wrapper

Shock as Single Mother Sells A Day Old Baby Girl To Buy Phone, Slippers & Wrapper

Police in Imo state have arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed.

Also arrested was a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple.

The mother of the baby, who spoke to Southern City News at the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, confessed that she used part of the proceeds to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers for herself.

She told our correspondent that she was not ready to keep the baby girl having given birth to five children already.

She explained that while she bought a phone, wrapper and slippers for herself, she wanted to use what remained of the money to start a business.

The woman, who spoke in her native dialect, said,

“I sold my baby girl for N600,000 and used N15,000 from the money to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers and transported myself back home.

“I asked Nneoma Onwusereaka and her husband, who had the balance to use it to start a business for me. I have five children already and I am separated from my former husband.”

A civil servant, who was arrested in connection with the crime, said she was rewarded with N10,000 for connecting the buyer with the seller.

The 40-year-old civil servant admitted that she made a mistake, adding that the N10,000 was paid into her account the following day.

A police source told our correspondent that while the single mother put to bed on March 28, the day old baby was sold for N600,000 on March 29 at Ezinachi in the Okigwe LGA of Imo State.

According to the police source, the mother of the woman who sold the baby reported the matter to SARS operatives after the lady returned home without the newborn baby.

The source noted that the suspects were arrested at different locations in the state after some SARS personnel, led by their Commander, Victor Godfrey, activated the operational strategies of the unit.

The source added that the suspects would be arraigned at the end of investigation.

He revealed that husband to one of the arrested suspects was in 2013 allegedly sentenced to a five-year jail term for offences relating to child trafficking.



  1. Damien Njoku

    May 10, 2019 at 5:13 AM

    She is out of her mind

  2. Blessed Anima

    May 10, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Wonders shall never end.

  3. DB

    May 10, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    No offense but what is it with ****&s and baby buying and selling, baby factories, children purchases?


    May 10, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    This is very bad even though is better than abortion.

    Dear women,
    If you are not ready to keep
    a baby please control your sexual urge.
    If you are not financially capable of taking care of a child as a single mother please control your sexual urge until you are ready.

  5. Fifelomo

    May 10, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    @27 you already arranging a football team. May God have mercy.

  6. iron bar

    May 10, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    see their miserable faces..just to show off and post on instagram..for more they hail them as slay queen..the nastier it gets..what a shame!

  7. Mon

    May 11, 2019 at 5:40 AM

    Make una try to dey use condom or go for family planning as the nature call is irresistible,mostly for men.
    Such act is not good, though, thank God you did not kill the baby.

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