A housemaid was arrested for selling her 2-week-old baby in connivance with her boss.
Delta state’s commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, said Miss Ewere Samuel had given birth to a baby girl and after two weeks, she connived with Mrs. Ngozi Okafor Ojei and her husband, Mr. Edwin Ojei, to sell the baby at the cost of N600,000 to one Mrs. Loveth in Abia State.
After seeing the maid without the baby coupled with her reckless spending of her N240,000 share of the money, neighbors suspected foul play.
The suspecting neighbor reported to the police who arrested Ewere, where she confessed to selling the baby to a woman arranged by her boss Mrs. Ngozi Ojei.
Ewere said it was her own mother, currently on the run, who prompted that the child be sold after delivery.
Her boss Mrs Ojei claimed that they sold the baby because Ewere could not identify the person who impregnated her and to avoid keeping a bastard child.
Commissioner Ibrahim said,
“In January 2017, the said Ngozi Ojie came to Ekwuoma (in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State) to see the mother of Ewere Samuel after which she took her to Aba.
“The said Ewere Samuel delivered a baby girl and the suspect sold the child.
The suspect confessed selling the baby for N600,000,” the commissioner explained.
While Ibrahim said investigation was ongoing, Ojei’s husband, Mr. Edwin Ojei (50), of No. 22, MCC Osisioma Ngwa, Abia State, who was paraded alongside his wife, said:
“I ONLY CAME HOME FOR BURIAL WHEN I WAS ARRESTED.”