Mother sells 6-week-old daughter to buy a brand-new Phone with the money
From Juliet Odey, Abuja
A 23-year-old mother, Miracle Johnson sold her six-week-old baby and went on to buy a new cell phone with the money she ‘earned’.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, who first found the crime and confirmed the incident, says that it as a serious offence.
Miracle allegedly sold the baby, Greatness, for N200,000 to an orphanage in Anambra State.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, described her action as a serious offence.
An indigene of Agenebode, in the Etsako East Local Government Area of the state, Miracle used part of the proceeds from the sale of her baby to buy a mobile phone.
The mother of two blamed her action on frustration and the inability of her husband to take care of her and her other children.
She said she wanted to give the rest of the money to her husband to start a business. “My baby was born on July 2. I sold her due to frustration. My husband was just struggling to provide for us.
“I sold her to an orphanage in Onitsha. The orphanage bought the child for N200,000. I just bought only a phone; I did not want to buy it, but she (Mama Joy) forced me to do so,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.
Her husband, on the other hand, says he wasn’t involved in this act and is extremely unhappy with his wife’s action. He said, “When she told me about her plan, I told her to forget about it and exercise patience.”