Rapid Response Squad agents in Lagos apprehended two ladies for attempting to sell a two-month-old infant.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement put on the force’s Twitter page on Saturday.
“On Friday, May 26, 2023, Rapid Response Squad personnel successfully foiled an attempt by two women to sell a two-month-old baby,” according to the statement.
“The deal was uncovered in Oshodi when one Oge Okolie, 25, the intermediary between the baby’s mother and the prospective buyer, was arrested on suspicion of stealing the baby.”
Passengers on a public bus noticed Okolie’s baby wailing nonstop and wondered why she couldn’t milk it if it was her own child.
“The suspect was about to be lynched when RRS operatives rushed in to save her and the baby.”
“Preliminary investigations led to the arrest of the baby’s mother, one Maria Ahmadu ‘f’, aged 26.” CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Commander of the Rapid Response Squad, has since sent the suspects and infant to the Command’s Gender Unit for further investigation and prosecution.”