A couple, Chinonso Anyanwu and Oluebube Anyawu, have allegedly sold their three-day-old son for ₦300,000.
A source revealed that the couple had had three daughters before they got the male child.
“We were surprised that a family with such history could behave this way by selling their only son,” the source stated.
It was gathered that the couple who hails from Imo State sold the baby to one Sandra Odimege of Umuezike, Amorka, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Haruna, confirmed the story.
He said the couple was apprehended following intelligence report.
He said, “The Command arrested a man and his wife for selling their three-day-old baby boy at the rate of ₦300,000.
“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Area Command, Ihiala arrested one Chinonso Anyanwu, aged 32 years and Oluebube Anyawu, aged 20 years of lbiasiegbe village, Imo State.
“Suspects conspired and sold their biological son, a baby boy of three days old at a rate of ₦300,000 to one Sandra Odimege of Umuezike, Amorka in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.
“The three suspects have been arrested and the baby recovered in good condition.”
He said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.