Woman retails her four-month-old baby for N.1m

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A 25- year -old woman , Sandra Ishaku, was on Tuesday arraigned at a Jos Upper Area Court for allegedly selling her four- month-old baby for N 100, 000.

Ishaku, along with three others – Amechi Emmanuel, Jones Osim ( a lawyer ) and Gladys Chukwuma – were charged with conspiracy , cruelty , and child abandonment.

According to the prosecutor , Mr . L. O . Ocho , Ishaku, on May 10, 2017, sold her baby to Chukwuma for N 100, 000.

Ocho told the court that the transaction was carried out in Jos , in the chambers of Osim , a legal practitioner.

“ Ishaku ( the accused) conspired with Emmanuel and sold her baby to Chukwuma , who had just relocated from Ebonyi State to Jos , ” he said .

The Presiding Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, did not take the plea of the accused , opting to remand three of them – Ishaku , Emmanuel and Chukwuma – in prison custody, while the matter was adjourned to June 1, when hearing would commence.

Mohammed, however , granted Osim bail after his counsel , Mr . Lawrence Anya, pleaded that he be released on bail to the Nigeria Bar Association Plateau State Chapter .

A similar appeal by Mr . Peter Ikeolu, counsel to the three others , had earlier been rejected after the prosecutor argued that freeing them would affect investigations into the matter .

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