A wife has been arrested in Imo state after she sold her newborn baby for five hundred thousand naira after she lied to her husband that she lost the pregnancy.
The wife identified as Chinasa Ukaonu, willingly sold her newborn baby after delivery for N500, 000 without the consent of her husband.
According to the State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo who disclosed this to newsmen through his Public Relation Officer Orlando Ikeokwu, she had left her matrimonial home while she was 8- month-old pregnant informing her husband , Promise Ukaonu, that she was going to stay with her brother for a while at Mbaitoli.
Few days after she left the house, the CP said, she sent a message across to her husband informing him that she lost the pregnancy.
Mrs Ukaonu believing she had deceived her husband, went to a baby factory where she was said to have delivered the baby with the help of two nurses, Esomonu Dorathy and Eke Catherine said the Police Commissioner.
Her husband who was not satisfied with the story his wife told him decided to report the matter to the police.
On August 1, operatives of the Police command acting on reasonable information arrested Mrs Ukaonu who in turn turned the nurses who assisted her in delivery.
According to the CP, it was in the course of their investigation that they discovered that Mrs Ukaonu had sold the baby for N500,000 to one Mrs Chioma Amadi. The child has now been recovered and investigation is still ongoing.