Police in Ogun State have detained two ladies for allegedly snatching a baby boy. The two women were apprehended on July 25 by personnel from the Ogun State Police Command, according to GLOBAL NEWS NIGERIA.
One of the suspects, Chinyere Nwozu, 53, was observed with the weeping one-week-old baby at around 9 a.m. on the said date.
Members of the public got suspicious when she was unable to milk her wailing infant as a mother, and they promptly notified the police at Sango Ota divisional headquarters.
“Upon the information, the DPO of Sango Ota, SP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested,” Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Saturday.
According to Oyeyemi, the arrested Nwozu had confessed during interrogation that “she is not the biological mother of the child; but that she bought the child somewhere in Agege area of Lagos state through one Ngozi Akaeme at the rate of 500,000 naira.”
Following her confession, DAILY POST learned that investigators pursued and detained Ngozi Akaeme.
According to reports, Akaeme informed police she was an accomplice to Chinyere Nwozu, and that “she actually bargained with the biological mother of the infant who consented to sell the baby.”
Oyeyemi stated that efforts to have Akaeme accompany cops in their search for the baby’s biological mother were futile.
He went on to say that the two suspects have been sent to the State CIID for further investigation and possible prosecution by the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole.