A housewife, Eucharia Mba, who sold her four-month-old baby for N605,000 has been arrested by the police in Niger state.
She was arrested alongside one Bright Ahuruezeanya of Chanchaga and Peter Ani.
She was arraigned before a Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, buying and selling of an infant.
According to the police First Information Report, one John of Mechanic Junction in Chanchaga, had sometime in September, 2017 reported to the police that Amaka Bright of the same address with Bright Ahuruezeanya conspired with his wife Eucharia and sold his four-month-old baby boy.
It was alleged that Eucharia and the other two accused persons left for Enugu state where they sold the baby to one Ani for N605,000.
The offence contravened sections 79 and 278 of the Penal Code Law.
The suspects, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Hassan Mohammed, ordered the remand of the two men involved in the matter and granted bail to the two women on health grounds.
“The court will grant bail to the two accused women because one is eight months pregnant while the other one is nursing a four-month-old baby. It will be unjust to expose them to health hazard and it would be unfair to the innocent four months old baby and the one yet to be born.” Mohammed said.
The magistrate later granted the two men bail in the sum of N500,000 each with a surety who must be resident within Minna, the Niger state Capital.
“They should also produce two recent passports as well as their national identification card,” the magistrate added.
The case was adjoined till October 18, 2017.