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Woman sells her newborn baby and tells father that he was born dead

By Mason White 9:23 AM September 29, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A woman who sold her newborn baby, told the biological father that he was born dead, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that the woman who was identified as Ada, told her partner Nuru, that she gave birth to a baby girl last week, but it was a stillborn.

Nuru suspected that the woman was lying and reported the matter to the police who arrested her. According to the police investigation, Ada gave the boy to a man, who paid her “bride price.”

The woman’s story fell apart after Nuru insisted that he be taken to the burial site of the girl.

Ada told police that Nuru was not the owner of the child, insisting that the child belongs to the other man because he bought the boy in accordance with the Igbo tradition.

Nuru told investigators that when Ada was pregnant, he paid for all of her medical expenses. Police are searching for the other man and the boy.