The baby’s seller, 62-year-old Wilfred Nosa Egahae, who runs Uyiosa Clinic and Maternity Home in Benin City, Edo State’s capital, was also apprehended.
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“The DPO of Ogida received information that a woman, Juliet Agbonifo, had procured a child at Ogida area and he mobilized to the scene to arrest her,” said the state police spokesman, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, while parading the suspect.
Nwanbuzor stated that the woman led police to the man, Wilfred Nosa Egahae, who sold the child to her for N400,000.
The PPRO further said, “The woman who gave birth to the baby is not yet known, but the baby is nine days old.”
“The seller pretends to be a medical doctor and might have gotten the baby from a source in the hospital.”
Wilfred, a retired nurse, said to the journalist that one Prosper Peter delivered in his maternity where the baby was bought but denied knowledge of the transaction.
“I retired as a chief nursing officer and I run a maternity home, Uyiosa Clinic and Maternity, located off Eromosele Street, off Ekhiakpen, Benin, where the woman delivered, He said.
Wonders shall never end.