Luck ran out for the grandmother who stole her daughter’s two-day-old child and sold it for N300,000 when she was arrested by policemen attached to Orile police station in Lagos state.
The grandmother simply identified as Mama Oluchi, was said to have gone to a private hospital in Orile and pretended to be looking after her daughter, Oluchi, and the new born baby only for her to vanish with the baby two days after it was born.
According to reports, the daughter of the woman, Oluchi and her husband, identified only as Ofili, were said to have cried over the sudden disappearance of their baby.
A police corporal at the station who spoke under the condition of anonymity said Oluchi cried to her mother who lives on the same street with them and asked of her baby but was shocked when her mother drove her away from the house.
Oluchi then complained to her husband, that the baby was appearing to her in dreams that her blood would be on her head if she failed to look for her.
The couple went to the police station in the area where they reported the matter after about two weeks.
Investigation showed that a nurse from a different private hospital accompanied Mama Oluchi to the hospital where they stole the child and sold to a barren woman for N300, 000.
The matter was transferred to the Panti, Yaba, Nigerian police.
The detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), were said to have fished out the buyer and also rescued the baby.
A police source at SCID disclosed that the woman who bought the baby is about 60 years old.
She begged the police that she had no child and that was the reason she decided to buy one.
The suspect’s husband, known as Papa Oluchi was said to have also been arrested and detained by the police for supporting his wife, who said that Ofili was yet to marry their daughter.