A woman, Oluchukwu Nwosu, has been arrested for allegedly selling her three-month-old grandchild for N50,000 in Anambra State.

Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the state Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, who disclosed this in a press statement on Sunday, October 22, 2023, said the baby was rescued following a report by his mother, Ijeoma Nwosu.

According to Ijeoma, her mother forcefully sold her baby soon after he was born and has since refused to tell her where he is.

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“Ify Obinabo, the commissioner for Women and Social Welfare in Anambra State, has rescued a three-month-old baby who had been sold by the grandmother,” the statement read.

“The rescue occurred in response to a report by Ijeoma Nwosu, who claimed that Oluchukwu Nwosu, her mother, forcefully sold her baby soon after he was born and has since refused to tell her where he is.

“Following receipt of the allegation, the Women and Social Welfare Commissioner immediately took action to identify and apprehend the perpetrators “After almost a month of consistent intelligence surveillance by the State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare Awka, the offenders were caught.”