Shocking: Woman arrested for selling four out of five of her children
The police have arrested a housewife and detained her at Area M Command, Idimu for allegedly selling four out of her five children to different buyers as goods without the knowledge of her husband in Lagos.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the woman simply identified as Vicky was arrested following a petition by her husband to the Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Austines Akika.
Police sources said the suspect was selling the children one after the other and successfully sold four remaining a child.
It was learnt that she lied to her husband that she took the kids to their relation until the husband later discover she has sold them to some undisclosed buyers.
The secret came to the open recently after she sold the last child for N400,000 and her husband was tipped by their neighbour who knew about it.
Thus, the husband reported to the police and she was arrested and detained at the Command Cell.
She was said to have already confessed to the police while efforts were already being made to rescue the children and arrest the buyers.
However, P.M.EXPRESS investigations about how the woman has successful carried out the illegal sales without her husband knowing revealed that the husband, who rented an apartment in Idimu area of Alimosho local government, was working outside Lagos, where he stays during the week and only return home weekend or monthly.
It was gathered while the husband was away, the woman plotted to be selling those children and deceived her husband they were taken to their relations.
Our correspondent learnt that the husband on his own tried to locate the relations where the wife claimed she took those children to was fruitless.
This makes the man to be suspicious before it was finally exposed.
When our correspondent visited Area M Command, Idimu, the suspect was still detained at the cell.
However, the Area Commander, ACP Akika was not around to comment on the matter.
All efforts to speak with the suspect and for more details was unsuccessful as the police declined to disclose any information.
However, it was gathered at the Command that the police was unwilling to give any information pending the arrest of the buyers and conclusion of investigation.