Woman sells grandson for N1.3m because his dad didn’t pay bride price before impregnating her daughter

The Rivers State Police Command has rescued a two-week-old baby boy, who was allegedly sold by the grandmother at birth for N1.3 million.

According to the police, Antonia Amos, sold the child because she claimed her daughter’s baby daddy is yet to pay her bride price.

It was gathered that Amos was arrested after the father of the baby, Christian Duru reported the case to the police.

Mrs. Anthonia Amos while making her statement to the Police, disclosed that she received the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) from the buyer of the baby.

She gave one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) to Mrs Pauline Umoh the nurse who treated her daughter and she intended to give fifty thousand naira (N50,000) to her daughter to take care of herself.

The arrest of the grandmother led to the arrest of Mrs. Pauline Umoh of Ukanafu LGA of Akwa Ibom State, the nurse who treated her daughter and Mrs. Juliet Obianwa of Mgbidi in Imo State who bought the baby.

According to reports, the buyer of the baby, Mrs. Juliet Obianwa told the Police that she was told that the baby was from an orphanage home and she was asked to pay the sum of one million naira to regularize the adoption processes. She further said that she was desperately looking for a baby boy to adopt which was what led her to the incident.

The Commissioner of Police (CP), Joseph Mukan, said the suspect led the Detectives to Ukanafun LGA in Akwa-Ibom State where one Pauline Umoh was arrested. She later led the Police to Mgbidi in Imo State where the buyer, Juliana Obianwa was arrested and the baby recovered.

The Commissioner of Police said efforts are on to arrest others involved in the crime.

My take on this

The kind of things that happen in this country leaves even the devil in shock. How can a grand mother sell her own grandson over a flimsy reason?

Is the money she made from the sale of her grandson meant to pay her daughter’s bride price?

Is her daughter a baby who doesn’t know that having sex without protection will result in pregnancy?

I hope she pays for her crime and is not let off the hook. What she did to her grandson was inhumane.


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1 Response

  1. Ebube says:

    some people are just evil

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