A 20-year-old mother is currently cooling her heels in police net for allegedly selling her own 2-month-old baby for the sum on N100, 000 in Enugu State.
The woman identified as Nkechi Isioko, was nabbed by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.
Isioko, an indigene of Mpu in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State was paraded alongside some prostitutes and pipeline vandals.
The woman was said to have initially collected a part payment of N10, 000 from the suspected buyer, Mrs. Blessing Egbo, who later completed the agreed amount.
Isioko, who claimed she sold the baby because she was in desperate need for money, said she later gave back the money to the buyer following advice from people who condemned her action.
Addressing journalists during the parade of the suspects, the state commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Lar Stephen Zwali, warned pipeline vandals to look for another business, saying his command had intensified surveillance.
He disclosed that the suspects were caught at Nenwe in Aninri Local Government in the night while they were vandalising the pipelines.
Zwali added that even though the NNPC repaired the pipelines before it commenced pumping of petroleum products to its depot in the state, his command had informed the corporation of the development.
The NSCDC boss further implored human traffickers and prostitutes to find another business because his command is unrelenting in the fight against their actions.
The Chairman of the Committee on Child Adoption and Fostering in Enugu State and Archbishop of the Anglican Communion, Enugu Province, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, who also spoke to reporters warned that the state would no longer be conducive for human traffickers and prostitutes.
Chukwuma also disclosed the resolve of the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led administration to nip illegal activties such as prostitution, illegal sale and adoption of babies, in the bud.