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Police Nab Sex Worker Over Sale Of Own Baby in Katsina State

The police in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, have apprehended a 25-year-old sex worker, Zainab (Justina) Adamu, who allegedly sold her four months old baby for N300,000.

Adamu was arrested with Chinwindi Omeh, a woman from Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria, who allegedly bought the baby on Thursday, November 26.

In a statement, SP Gambo Isa, the Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina State Command, said Adamu of Kofar Kaura Layout of Katsina, conspired with 32-year-old, Ruth Kenneth from Delta State in selling the baby.

Isa said in the course of the investigation, Chukwudi Elias Nnali, another suspect, was arrested for allegedly aiding the commission of the offence.

“The sums of N165,000 and N85,000 were recovered from Zainab Adamu and Ruth Kenneth respectively as proceeds of the sale of the baby,” he said.

Reports have shown that at least 10 babies are illegally sold every day in Nigeria.

“When cases do reach court, a sluggish judicial system allows trials to drag on for years, denying timely justice for victims,” the report said.

In 2019, the police in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria, rescued nine children kidnapped and trafficked at different times to Anambra State.

The police said the children were between the ages of two and 10 who were kidnapped five years earlier by a kidnapping ring led by Paul Owne (38) and his wife, Mercy Paul (38), residing at Dakata Quarters of Kano.

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