Men of the River State Police command have arrested a man who allegedly sold his baby boy hours after he was born.
The man whose name was given as, Izuchukwu Okoye was accused of selling the baby for N600,000 and thereafter lied to his relatives that the child died shortly after been delivered.
Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni told journalists that the incident happened on Sunday at Igwuruta, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state, adding that nurses who delivered the child at a baby factory have been arrested alongside other suspects.
“Men of the anti-robbery squad working on credible intelligence bust a child factory at Igwuruta where they recovered a day-old baby, who was sold hours after delivery,” Omoni said.
When asked what led to his action, Okoye wearing a remorseful look, said the pressure to offset his wife’s medical bills was much on him, hence he resorted to selling the baby as the only available option.
The police confirmed that the child has been reunited with his mother, while full investigation has commenced.