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Commercial sex worker arrested for trying to sell own baby for N40, 000

A 32 year old suspected commercial sex worker identified as Victoria Chukwube has been arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command for allegedly trying to sell her four-month-old baby for N40, 000.

Penpushing reports that, the suspect arrested following a tip off, was said to still breastfeeding the baby, and had resolved to sell the child to raise money to start a business of selling drinks.

The Command Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, while parading the suspect, said she was arrested following a tip off, adding that she (suspect) confessed to the authorities that she was a commercial sex worker.

“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying. She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers’, Odah stated.

“But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused. She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant,”

Penpushing further reports that, the suspect during interrogation, refused to disclose her state of origin or local government, but emphasised that she did not have the financial ability to take care of the child.

“I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex hawker and my baby is just four months old. I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki,” she said.

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