And some people will say God has not been fair to them. So a jobless
31-year old man, who married two women connived with his first wife,
who is yet to bore him a child to sell the new born of his second wife
for the sum of N500,000. They succeeded in selling the baby after
deceiving the woman to come to Lagos with her child. The husband lodged
her in a hotel, took the baby away and locked the mother in the hotel
without alerting anybody or dropping the hotel key.
thought of opening the door and alas they met her there weak and almost
dead. The police were called him, and they managed to trace the man,
arrested him alongside with his wife and the person that bought the
baby. Read the full story from Punch below.
Just imagine if God had given the first wife many children, she
would have been selling them one after the other, like they mean
specifically prohibits the sale or procurement of a child but in the
world 31-year-old Gideon Ani lives in, no such law exists.
is currently being quizzed by investigators at the Department of
Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos had just had his first child, a boy,
from his second wife, 23-year-old Joy.
bundle of joy for him and his family, one would be right.
Unfortunately, the joy that came to Ani’s heart was for a totally
along with my family. Then a strange thought entered my mind,” he told
looking for a job to take care of his family and the new addition;
neither was it about obtaining a loan that could help him resuscitate
that since the baby was mine, I could do whatever I wanted with him,” he
told the police
alone and thought about the closest person he could share such a strange
thought with – his first wife.
married to her husband without a child for more than three years,
instantly jumped at the idea.
our correspondent that Victoria found a buyer who agreed to pay N500,000
for the baby.
lodged her at a motel in Orile area of Lagos. He took the baby from her
under the guise of taking the baby to the clinic for treatment,” the
not venture out of the motel, her husband locked her in when he left
with the baby.
motel employee who was concerned that the room had not been opened for a
while, asked a floor manager to unlock the door.
even speak properly anymore, she was too weak. She had no phone with
her. She had not eaten for a long time,” the police said.
to narrate what had happened and gave information on how her husband
could be found by the police from the Orile division.
and he also led us to where we arrested his first wife. The woman told
us that she only agreed with the husband after he pressured her to go
along with the plan.
gave the child out since it was his to give and that he did not actually
collect money. But we later learnt that he gave him out N500,000 was
wife still maintain that no money had exchanged hands but the
investigators at the DCI told Saturday PUNCH that whether they had been
paid for the baby or not, they would get to the root of the matter.
learnt that investigators had prevented journalists from photographing
correspondent saw at the department explained that he could not comment
as efforts were being made by their families to settle the issue.
Command, Mr. Kenneth Nwosu, told Saturday PUNCH that the baby had been
recovered unharmed and reunited with his mother.