Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested a 23-year-old commercial s#x worker, Mary Olatayo, for allegedly selling her three weeks old baby for N600,000.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested on August 18, 2022, alongside her friend and accomplice, Chioma Esther Ogbonna.
The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday, August 25, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the father of the baby, who reported at Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters that after he started dating Olatayo, she got pregnant in the process, adding that he rented an apartment for her, where she lived till she delivered of a baby boy.
“He complained further that the lady suddenly disappeared with the baby from the apartment three weeks after delivery, only for her to be found in an hotel, where she allegedly went for a “h%okup” with another man. He said all efforts to know where the baby was proved futile.
On interrogation, Olatayo confessed to the Police that she has sold the baby to someone in Anambra State for N600,000. She confessed that it was her friend, Chioma Esther Ogbonna, who led her to the buyer in Anambra State and that they both shared the money equally. Her confession led to the arrest of Ogbonna, who also corroborated Olatayo’s claims.
Further investigation revealed that Olatayo, a native of Omu-Aran in Kwara State, is a call girl, who sees the baby as a disturbance to her business, hence she decided to do away with the baby,” the statement reads in part.