Lagos State police have launched a manhunt for a woman, Amaka Ogua, for allegedly selling the unborn child of her younger sister, Nkechi, for N100,000 in the Mile 2 area of the state.
It was gathered that Amaka, who the police accused of running a baby factory, had already collected N50,000 from a client for the unborn child.
It was learnt that a balance of N50,000 was agreed to be paid when 31-year-old Nkechi was delivered of the baby.
The bubble however burst on Friday, June 24, when the police got a tip-off from a non-governmental organisation – Child Protection Network – that money had been allegedly paid to Nkechi’s sister for the unborn child.
A Punch correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the FESTAC Police Division, which sent officers to rescue Nkechi from the apartment on the same day.
A CPN member, Toyin Oklagogo, who was also at the police station, told Punch Metro that Nkechi was impregnated by a man brought home by her sister.
He said, “The woman was registered at a private hospital in the Alaba area of Ojo. But she stayed in a flat around 2nd Rainbow, Mile 2. When the information got to the CPN that she had become pregnant and her unborn child had been sold, we went to the house with another executive, but Nkechi refused to follow us. We then reported the case at the police station.