A commercial sex worker in Bayelsa State, weekend, gave birth to a baby girl and sold the child for N20,000 at the Ovom suburb of Yenagoa.
According to a police source, the child, a day old, was sold to a family in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
It was learnt that the commercial sex worker operates around the popular red light zone of Ovom along the D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha area, in the state capital.
Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, when contacted, confirmed the incident, saying investigation into the incident traced the family involved in the unholy sale to Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Akhigbe said: “Though the details of the investigation are sketchy, the special unit of the police is on its way to effect the recovery of the baby and arrest the family that bought the child.”
Resident decry robbery attacks
Meantime, residents of the state capital have raised alarm over the rising wave of robberies and burglaries by a criminal gang which uses a sleep inducing substance suspected to be Ketamine.
The criminal gang, it was learnt, before robbing their target blows the powdery substance into the homes to make them sleep off.
A staff of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, was a victim of the syndicate, weekend, as he was robbed of his valuables, including laptops, mobile phones and jewellery.
He said: “We noticed there was a residue of white powdered substance by the window. The window burglary proof was cut and the footprint of the hoodlums were noticed on the leather sofa by the window.”
According to a medical source, the powder must have been blown into the house to make the victim fall into a deep sleep.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Alex Akhigbe, said though the report of such development had not been made known by victims, the command will investigate and ensure that the criminals are brought to book.