Okwuchukwu Ibekwe, 28, who lives on Shinaba Street, Iyana Iba, Lagos, was arrested for selling his 5-month-old son to a syndicate in Anambra State, for N400k to raise some money after he had some difficulties in
his trade. He did so with his wife’s consent.
They had contacted one Chinelo, who is still on the run, on December 17, 2015, for the transaction. It was learnt that Chinelo, who stayed in Ihiala, Anambra State, paid them N400k, N250k to the father and N150k to the mother.
Okwuchukwu however had a quarrel with his wife after he refused to give her her share. This prompted her to report the matter to the police and flee the house. Okwuchukwu was, however, arrested and detained at the Police Gender Unit, Ikeja.
The baby and Chinelo are yet to be found. Okwuchukwu said his wife was the one who suggested that they should dispose of the baby to meet their business needs. The police are intensifying efforts to recover the baby.