Prostitute sells her newborn baby for $125By Mason White 9:03 AM July 15, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
Police are looking to arrest a prostitute on charges of human trafficking after allegedly selling her newborn baby, police in Nigeria said.
The commercial sex worker of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sold her one-day-old baby for N20,000 ($125).
According to the police investigation, the prostitute arranged the sale of her baby before giving birth on Sunday. The buyer of the baby is said to be from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The prostitute sold the baby to avoid any disruption of her work. Police said that all suspects are still at large.
In February, a man was arrested after allegedly selling his baby daughter to religious extremists, police in Nigeria said. Delta State Police said that they have arrested Christopher David, a construction business owner, for allegedly selling his daughter for ritual slaughter behind his wife’s back.
David’s plans was foiled after his wife Florence, called the police. The man received N200,000 ($1,200) for the sale. According to the initial police investigation, the couple found it difficult to support their child and they decided to give her up for adoption.
However, Christopher David sold the baby to a woman identified as Grace, an agent for a ritual slaughter group.