Amid excruciating economic downturn in Nigeria, a couple, Mr Eze Onyebuchi Oluchi, have been arrested for auctioning their one-month-old baby for N50,000.
The couple was arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command at Ilara in Ode Remo area of the state on the 16th of December.
The arrest was effected following a tip-off that the couple residing at Ayegbami area of the town had willingly sold the baby to a woman now at large.
The Divisional Police Officer of Ode-Remo Division, DSP Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area and the couple was apprehended.
The couple, upon interrogation reportedly claimed that one Mrs. Ruth Obajinmi introduced them to a woman who claimed to have come from the Human Rights Office with a promise to foster the baby.
They claimed that the said woman gave them N50,000 and took the child away, without actually knowing where she came from her.
The Police has, however, assured that effort were on to arrest the woman with a view to recovering the child.
The State Police Commissioner, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the state Anti- Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state investigation department for further discreet investigation.