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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Mother sells three-day-old baby for N260,000 in Akwa Ibom

According to a report by Punch, a nursing mother in Akwa Ibom named Imaobong Udoh (pictured above) has been arrested for allegedly selling her 3-day old baby girl for N260,000. Full report below

Also arrested along with Imaobong were four persons for allegedly participating in the theft of the baby.
They are the buyer, Mrs. Regina James; her husband, Mfon James; the traditional birth attendant who delivered the baby, Mrs. Comfort Henry; and Mr Emmanuel Okon, a homeopathic doctor, who arranged the sale.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Gwadabe, said in Uyo on Monday that the father of the baby had reported the theft to the police, leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Gwadabe said, “On March 3, 2014, a case of child stealing was reported by Mr. Eteobong James, of No. 33 Urua Ekpa Road, Itu Local Governmnet Area, to the police, where a three-day-old baby girl was sold for N260, 000.

“Based on the report, the suspects were arrested.
“Mr Emmanuel Etim Okon, was the one that arranged the infamous deal and personally conveyed the baby from the point of delivery at Nna-Enin in Uruan Local Government Area to the buyers at No. 37 Church Road, Uyo.”

The police boss explained that Regina allegedly paid N150,000 to the mother of the baby and N110,000 to Okon, the homeopathic doctor, for his services.

The commissioner stated that the accused would soon be arraigned in court and warned child thieves to steer clear of the state.
He explained that the state would not be conducive for their illicit trade.

Husband of the buyer, James, who spoke with PUNCH METRO said when his wife told him she was pregnant, he gave her money for ante-natal care, but was surprised to hear that she bought the baby.
He said, “l am a trader. My wife, Regina, told me she was pregnant and I gave her money for ante-natal. One day, she told me she was in labour and later informed me that she had been delivered of a baby girl.

“I did not know she bought the baby since she has given birth to four children, though three died.”
However, the homeopathic doctor said Regina brought the mother of the baby, Imaobong, to him so that he could take care of her during ante-natal.
He said Regina had explained to him that the father of the baby was not financially buoyant to take care of her.

He denied collecting N110,000 from Regina, stating that he only collected N30,000, which was the cost of delivery of Imaobong’s baby.
“When Regina brought Imaobong to me, she told me that the man responsible for the pregnancy was unable of take care of her.

“The N30,000 I collected from her was for the upkeep of Imaobong before and during delivery of the baby. I did not collect N110,000.”

Source: Punch

83 comments:

Bonita Bislam said...

Baby business is just so not cool.it shows ungratefulness to God for a gift.This woman is not worthy to be called a mum no matter how poor she clainm she is!

Anonymous said...

dis woman na wa o. smh.







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Unknown said...

Just imagine........selling a child??when God gave u a child for free.....na wa..

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What life! With each passing day the sanctity of the human life is gradually rubbished in this country no thanks to nefarious activities of child sellers and boko haram.
Its quite a pity.

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BRIGHTINO said...

Hmmm..poverty is bad. If not why would someone agree to take 150K in exchange for a baby she carried for 9months in her womb. Quite pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Na waooo women are very secrecy in nature, she is nt pregnant she said she is may God 4give dem

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful world!

-Blunt Ibo boy-

Alloy Chikezie said...

Linda dear! I have learnt a long time ago that there is nothing humans can not do for money! Absolutely nothing, especially in this country where we found ourselves, and it just go to show the level of poverty in this country!


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Anonymous said...

God have mercy!!!

Unknown said...

Omg! Wat is the world turning to...am fed up ooo....people are suffering that is why all this happening....it is not easy for a mother to just give birth anð say she want to sell it...she knows what she went through during labor...I really pity her


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Unknown said...

God have mercy,poverty is this cause of all these sha,but one has no reason to sell her baby,that's being heartless.

Unknown said...

What a pity.

Anonymous said...

Its better than abortion if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

What a shame. And see d amount sef, 260,000. Smh

I rep Yahoo Boiz said...

story story, how about an interview with d mother of d infant.. Nigeria is such a lame country, all these issue of child stealing is happening due to the very high, almost impossible hurdles you'll need to cross in order to adopt a child from motherless babies home, where d managements now use as means to extort money from charity organizations and individuals by fronting d kids in order to gain pity on sentimental ground.. if you asked for my opinion, then it comes out to you in Spartacus tune.. "KILL THEM ALL"

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so that he could take care of her during ante-natal.
He said Regina had explained to him that the father

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sweetie said...

Her hubby is a stupid man,how could u report ur wife to d police.it a issue dey can solve in btw dem,he should jst tell is wife to return d baby.d woman lost 3children and remain one.she's in pain & frustration leaded her to such act.I sense she's hiding sometin to her hubby,seems her womb has b damage during her last child birth. hop dat was wat lead her to dis.I feel her pain

Oskirin said...

igbo n money....na waa ooo.

Unknown said...

Wetin we go call this one,Proverty?let God be the jugde

Anonymous said...

How is it theft? People do this everyday. The mother of the baby sold her child into a supposed good hands so that her new born won't suffer. As long as it was done with the consent of the mother,this aint case

Anonymous said...

Oga o Ҩƌt can we not see in dis world. Thank God đ father took dis to đ police b4 it gets to late. Ψ wld đ mother trade her child 4 dat kind of moni "her head is not correct" ƞø matter đ amount of suffering Ʊ 've gone through it doesn't just make any sense ...


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last baby said...

Wonder shall never end

lanreonward said...

This is greed, she is not the poorest.

Unknown said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

Anonymous said...

This really has to to stop! Haba!! Poverty has so much eaten into this country that people no longer think twice before putting their babies up for sale. Anything that will bring money, just anything, they will do! i dont need to call the government to intervene cos as far as i am concerned, this country does not have any government. I wish thunder could just strike all those in power dead and yes i mean dead! they should all die! if the country was good, i am sure things like selling babies will not be happening!

God bless you little one. You have a wonderful daddy and i am sure u will live to enjoy the good things of life!

Anonymous said...

money of a thing no go send us to hell oOo
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Anonymous said...

Is like in cross river and akwa ibom if u don't have a child in ur Father's house u no follow smh

Anonymous said...

In this my childless state, I'm yet to see that thing that will make me steal a child or even buy one not to mention someone who already has one child. The buyer in quetion is greedy. Should have been contented with the one she has anyhoos let her face the tune of action. Sweet anonymous.

Unknown said...

Poverty cause am.

Opeedo said...

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Walata said...

Ahh ahh woman why nah so many ppl are seeking to having a child while u got urs n decided to sell it pls dis is not Good at all

Unknown said...

OMG, money! Money!! Money!!! Madam imaobong how market? ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

Poverty!!!!!!!


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Anonymous said...

Its better than abortion if you ask me.

Amaka irozuru said...

Mmm na wow!

Obinna James said...

Why all these? that is why people go for money rituals, selling a baby!, God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Oga o is it pourverty or wht my pple??..... ((((@@@)))))DR FRANCIS

Zenki brown said...

Sale ☀f ​A̶̲̅ baby for Just 260k. Too bad. Pple ∂σnt know †ђξ worth ☀f children. Ђδω can U sell ​A̶̲̅ special Gift from God.

AnnMarie said...

you carry a baby for 9 months and decide to sell the baby after delivery. i just dont get

Anonymous said...

Wonders!!!

50 cynth said...

Wonders shall never end!!! Evil every where. How can you sell a child u carried in your womb for 9months all for peanuts. Poverty is a sin!

Jon D said...

It is a sad situation that we find ourselves in today, the selling of human beings from infants to adults, some for rituals purposes and some for adoption and the baby factories in some parts of the country. The situation in Nigeria calls for sad concerns, God help us.

Anonymous said...

God bless u for ur comment. 1000likes

Anonymous said...

Thank u. I'm so sure d mother of d baby won't take care of d baby as much as the person buying will take care of d child

Anonymous said...

God bless u for ur comment. 1000likes

Anonymous said...

Very sad indeed...but those boobs sha.

Adenike said...

Wounder shall never end,a child you carry for nine good month,gave birth to,now time to sell for just a token amount of money that cannot solve your problems.you can never be a good wife let-alone of a good mother.

the BlogStar said...

Make I no lie 4 una, I b AK pikin. Most AK women r heartless to their children. They r selfish & hv no sympathy 2wards their kids. To them, their children r only a means to an end, & r evn disposable. I hv signed nt 2 marry an AK woman despite d fact dt I'm from thr

nike said...

wonders"

Swaggs isimemen said...

Dis Is very bad, wicked women mtcheee

Unknown said...

I feel she's better dan those that commit abortion. She dosnt hv the fund to raise the baby $ som1 Ȋ̝̊̅§ willing to do Ƌ̲̣̣̣̥a̶̲̥̅̊τ̲̣̣̥ for her, wats den the big deal??

Neeqilata said...

Times r hard.

Amarachukwu. said...

Na wa! Poverty in this country is causing all these.

Amarachukwu. said...

That's bad.

MY TURN said...

This is a sad story

Apple said...

EVIL WOMAN!

Anonymous said...

Poor girl, don't judge Abeg na poverty oo

Anonymous said...

I would rather prefer a hungry girl who found herself to be pregnant give the baby to someone who needs it, even if for financial gain than abort it. Most Nigerian girls have had at least one abortion. Let him who has no sin cast the first stone.

Anonymous said...

I would rather prefer a hungry girl who found herself to be pregnant give the baby to someone who needs it, even if for financial gain than abort it. Most Nigerian girls have had at least one abortion. And most men have sponsored at least one abortion. Let him who has no sin cast the first stone.

Unknown said...

Which is totally wrong...what are γ̥
☺u trying to say...that γ̥
☺u support the selling of the baby or wat? @onyinye

pipifierce said...

D lyks of doctor Ezuma...

Anonymous said...

I am totally disappointed at the Nigerian police, are these the armed robbers, criminals, book haramists you are supposed to be apprehending, as rightly said in other comments above, what this poor young girl did, which is inexcusably wrong, depicts the state of Nigeria, looking at her she might not even have a source of livelihood, here's a girl who is wise enough to give her child a better life rather than subject it to her own miserable state, she did what she knew but she did not think it through correctly. I read a story where a woman was caught in the US stealing from a store and was later released when she was discovered to have been stealing on behalf of her young kids who had not eaten for three days and she was given money..no one knows what drove a young girl like this who may not afford to further her education and also went through labor pain to act in this manner...if she left this child at the motherless babies home, there is still a probability that the child would be sold either by government or the matrons themselves, abeg they should let her be!

oreski said...

no mata ow unstable your man can be u should ve tot of d 9 mths, the labour pains

Anonymous said...

Oooo chim thins d happen linda in my place a girl sold her five yrs old son for# 5000 what a foolishness

www.promonigeria.com said...

Look at the small money sef, when there are people who would buy your baby for millions!

yellowberry scampy said...

She's better off then those who dump their baby by the road side to die, atleast she's putting the baby into a better hands so dat d baby wil nt suffer..no amount can buy a baby or replace d pain she felt during delivering...

Olubukola Ozone said...

Did i jst see #260,000??? Inplace of a biological child? Haa ha, dats so crazy

Anonymous said...

de woman no deserve 2 b called a mum cos it is God dat trains children nt ha

Anonymous said...

God go save us from this igbo people,haba?notin wey dem no fit do for money,ndi ara igbo people.cosmos.

Anonymous said...

GOOD! GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the young mom.

Unknown said...

Idiot, Akwa Ibom na Igbo land? Olodo like u. I guess u didn't even pass tru primary as to know the tribes in Nigeria. Tribalistic idiot.

Unknown said...

Igbo people? Y am I even commenting sef? Sorry for u

Anonymous said...

Really I c nothing wrong with these act. The lady can't take Kia of d child nd she decides to give her up to someone dat nids d child. She is d mother and I bliv she knows wats best for d child after all she went through labour. Let's stop thinking nd writing from d surface think deeply. After all d govt doesn't ve good facilities to take Kia of children in fosters home. So let her do wats right with her conscience. I wod say to Ida ladies if u r nt ready for a child pls use condom or abstain. If d child comes by mistake think deeply b4 u decide wat next to do. U owe no one any explanation except God. And after all we r all sinners nd ve no write to judge anyone. It's painful our leaders don't reason well, if nt they wod ve legalise abortion like It is done in other countries nd dat way drive away quack doctors. Pls nobody should judge me except if u r a virgin becos if u r nt then u ve also killed. The sperm in d condoms and also d drugs u take after sex has killed life dat should b brought to d world. The bottom life is to do wat makes u happy. Life is too short to live on mistakes

Anonymous said...

All of u accusing her, if she ask any of you for money to feed that baby will you gave her?

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is a country that justice is a thin of the past all what i could say is that this girl should have done this in a right way although as one of the commentator rightly said adopting a child under the gov act can be as if you are going through an eye of a needle they should try and ease off the process and help those women who will like to keep their babies financially

Unknown said...

Dey no arrange dis story well.who be the main character now?hohohohohoohohohoho

Deolar08 said...

So selling of babies Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ d next business nw! May God forgive dem

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up!! what a response.. would you rather she throws the child away??

Anonymous said...

Haba, but why people are so desperate to be richest when they actually knows that every good things are from God and at his own perfect time? Any shaa poverty is a receiver.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm! It is well! God will help us in this country n close up the gap btw d rich n d poor!

Anonymous said...

The other day people were shouting God forbid when they found a baby by the roadside. she did not kill. She gave the bay to who wanted it finish. if we had a good adoption system like in the US women can choose who to give thier babies too. meanwhile babies in orpahaneges are being maltreated oh...

the fact that she collected money just shows the counrty is bad. God is not judging her. God is judging all the hypocrites that have had abortions or asked their gfs to have abortions. plus all those ones too self righteous to adopt a child from motherless babies home.

Unknown said...

Its sooo sad...poor baby

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