Infant Sold for N800,000 Rescued at Lagos Market

A baby sold for N800,000 after being abducted by a housemaid has been rescued.

According to reports, the baby was found in a market in the Shomolu area of Lagos State.

Earlier, PurpleWorld reported that a maid identified as Ruth Okezie from Anambra state, hired through an agency, reportedly absconded with a baby in Shomolu around 2am on Saturday.

After the report went viral on social media, the maid was said to have been found in Ikorodu, without the baby, where she confessed to selling the baby for N800,000.

In a post on his X handle on Monday morning, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the baby was rescued by the police after she was abandoned in Alade Market in the Shomolu area of the state.

He wrote, “Due to intense manhunt and pressure from the police, the buyer in the early hours of today abandoned the baby in Alade Market, Shomolu. Baby was promptly rescued by the police.

“The baby has since been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her.

“Efforts are still on to apprehend the buyer who is currently on the run.”

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