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Mother sells baby to offset loan in Ogun

Adesola Sulaimon
A woman identified as Olaide Adekunle has sold her baby to re-pay a bank loan in Ogun.

This was made known in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Monday.

According to the PPRO, Olaide, a resident of the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State was said to have left for Lagos state to sell the baby to some unknown buyers.

She was arrested following complaints from her husband, Nureni Rasaq  who told the police that his wife left home with their baby girl(Moridiat Rasaq), March 15th,2023 but didn’t return with her.

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Oyeyemi said”Upon the report, the DPO Sango division, CSP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to go after the said woman, and she was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that she had sold the baby to someone in Lagos at the rate of N600,000.

“When asked the reason for her action, she stated that she borrowed money from a microfinance bank, and when she was unable to pay back the money, the bank agents started dragging her and threatened to deal decisively with her.

“It was consequent upon this that she ran to Lagos and started hawking sachet water.

“It was while hawking that she met a man who introduced her to the woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos.

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