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Woman buys a baby girl for N625,000 in Anambra state

The woman who already had a male child said that she needed a baby girl to look after her when she become old.

According to Vanguard Police at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, have arrested four women for their alleged involvement in stealing, selling and buying a two-month old baby girl for N625,000.

Police sources told newsmen, yesterday, in Onitsha that the baby was stolen from her mother at Nnewi by three of the suspects, who sold her to one of the suspects.

According to the source, the suspected seller, who was said to be an Enugu-based woman (names withheld), had stolen the baby from her mother and sold her to the buyer who claimed to have resolved to procure a baby girl because she needed a female child that would look after her when she grew old.

According to the buyer, who is in police custody at Ogidi Police Division, "I have a male child, but I want a female that will look after me when I become old."

Asked if her husband was aware of the purchase of the baby, she said: "He was aware and, in fact, he was even the one that asked me to carry on."

Confirming the arrest of the buyer and sellers, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Ogidi Police Station, Mr. Hassan Musa, said the recovered baby was also in Police custody, while efforts were being intensified to find the mother.

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