By Bashir Bello
KATSINA—An 18-year-old sex worker, Aisha Idris, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for allegedly selling her three-month-old baby for N200,000.
The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Usman Ali Abdullahi, disclosed that Aisha Idris conspired with a nurse, Ogugua Oko, working with the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, who linked them up with the buyer of the baby.
CP Abdullahi said Aisha Idris was arrested along side one Hauwa Ibrahim alias Kaka, and the nurse, who linked them with another lady, Joy Ihenamere, 50, to sell the baby off to one Grace Ohoho.
According to him, “information gathered has it that Aisha Idris gave birth three months ago at the Federal Medical Centre. She conspired with her friend, Hauwa, and a nurse working with the Centre, who linked them to one Joy Ihenamere to sell the baby for N200,000 to Grace Ohoho.
“The case was reported to the command on April 10. The persons are in the police custody.”
The baby was eventually recovered in possession of Grace Ohoho in Okuku village, Owerri in Imo State.
Interacting with Grace Ohoho, she confessed that she was married for 18 years without an issue, hence the need for her to buy the baby.
Police say the baby, named Victor, is in good condition.
Interrogated, Aisha Idris said she did not know what to do with the baby and was planning to abandon the baby when the idea to sell the baby came to her.
Information gathered has it that Aisha Idris hails from Rimi Local Government Area of the state, but resides in Dakin Tara, Katsina.