The Imo State Police Command has paraded a 20-year-old mom, Chioma Fidelis, who confessed to exchanging her two months old son, Favour Fidelis, for half a bag of rice, six chairs, cement and N200,000 cash alongside her accomplice, Chidimma Unakalamba.
Chioma from Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State, who got pregnant out of wedlock, claimed that her baby was suffering from Kwashiokor and there was nobody to take care of them.
While being interrogated, her accomplice Chidimma Unakalamba, reportedly confessed to selling the baby boy to a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Anyanwu, who allegedly were in dire need of a male child. She said the baby was sold for N600,000 to the couple.
However a mild drama ensued when the couple insisted that they paid N700,000 for the child. Unakalamba then admitted that she deducted N137,000 she spent on the child’s medical bills, and that she gave the mother N200,000 and pocketed the remaining.
The baby has been recovered.