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Woman kidnaps her neighbor’s child and sells her to childless couple for $1,300

By Mason White 5:51 PM January 22, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested on charges of human trafficking after allegedly kidnapping her neighbor’s child and selling her to a childless couple in exchange for $1,300, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they arrested the woman identified as Eunice, after being accused of abducting her neighbor’s 2-year-old girl and selling her.

According to the police investigation, the woman sold the child to a childless couple. The couple of Lagos, had been trying to have a baby for 18 years.

The mother of the child told investigators that on Wednesday, she asked Eunice to help care for the child so that she can buy some food at the nearby supermarket.

When the woman left, Eunice took the child and sold her to the couple. The police are still trying to locate the couple and the child.