January 7, 2016 – Picture: Lapido Market Lagos Spare Parts Dealer Sells Baby In Anambra To Raise Money For Business
Meet Okwuchukwu Ibekwe, a 28-year-old Lagos-based trader who recently sold his baby boy to a baby buyer simply identified as Chinelo in Ihiala area of Anambra State.
Okwuchuku, a resident of Shinaba Street in Iyaba Iba area of Lagos had some difficulties in his trade and told his wife to release their baby so they can sell him and raise some money for his crumbling business.
The 5-month-old innocent baby was later sold to a syndicate in Anambra for N400,000 before Okwuchukwu returned to Lagos.
While being paraded on yesterday, Okwuchukwu said he collected N400,000 from Chinelo in exchange for his son with the full knowledge of his wife.
His confessional statement reads, “Chinelo was to give me N400,000 for the baby. My wife was the one who suggested that we dispose of the baby to meet our business needs.
“But Chinelo gave me N250,000 for the baby when I went to deliver him to her in Anambra State.
“When I returned, my wife and I quarrelled and she ran away for three days. I did not know that she went to report the matter to the police. She was concerned with her own share of N150,000.
“I sell vehicle spare parts in Ladipo market.
“It was a lawyer who called me that my wife had reported me to the police, and that I should come and see her. When I went there, I was arrested.
“I do not know the whereabouts of my son. I did not know Chinelo would run away with my child.”
Anambra State Police command has launched a manhunt for Chinelo.