Mother Sells Six-Week Old Baby, Buys Phone With Proceeds

A young woman is currently in police net after she sold her six-week old baby to an orphanage in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The 23-year-old mother, Miracle Johnson, was arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident, described it as a serious offence.

Miracle was said to have sold the baby, Greatness, to an orphanage in Onitsha, Anambra State, for N200,000, reports Punch Metro.
It was learnt that the nursing mother, who hails from Agenebode, in the Etsako East Local Government Area of the state, was paid in cash.

She was said to have used part of the proceeds to buy a mobile phone.

Miracle, a mother of two, blamed her action on frustration and the inability of her husband to take care of her and her other children.
She said she was persuaded by one Mama Joy, said to be at large, to sell the infant and give the money to her husband to start a business.

She said, “My baby was born on July 2. I sold her due to frustration. My husband was just struggling (to provide for us).

“My friend (Mama Joy) said that since my husband was not taking care of me, if I did it (sold the baby), I could give the money to my husband to start a business or buy a motorcycle.
“Two weeks later, she came back. I did not know what happened to me. So, I carried a bag, picked some things and left.

“I sold her to an orphanage in Onitsha. The orphanage bought the child for N200,000. I just bought only a phone; I did not want to buy it, but she (Mama Joy) forced me to do so,” she added.

Miracle stated that she regretted her action and later confessed to her pastor.
She said, “I told my pastor what I did and that it was a mistake for which I would never forgive myself. So, my husband and I went to a police station to report. I know what I did was not good. I pray that my child will forgive me.”

Her husband, Johnson Omovuokpor, expressed anger that his wife went ahead with her plan, in spite of his disapproval.

He said, “When she told me about her plan, I told her to forget about it and exercise patience.

“On that day, I took my motorcycle out for repairs. When I went back home to get some money, I saw my first daughter with my neighbour.
“When I asked about my wife’s whereabouts, I was told that she went out with a bag, saying that she was going to buy something. So, I remembered what she said she wanted to do with the baby.

“When she called me later in the afternoon to tell me that she had sold the baby, I cursed her and ended the call. I became confused afterwards and could not do anything for the rest of that day.”
The Commissioner of Police in the state said the baby would be rescued while the suspect would be charged to court.

Kokumo said, “It is an act against laws in Nigeria. Now that we have the woman in our net, we will definitely charge her to court. The baby will be rescued.”

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  1. Chukwuanu Ekpereamaka Peace

    God forbid! So phone is more important to her than her baby whereas many couples are out there seeking for the fruit of the womb. She needs Jesus.

  2. This woman’s problem is the kind of friends she keeps… She was having double mind but ther friend convinced her, What a bad influence. This is a lesson to everyone, mind the friends you keep, for they’ll influence you either negatively or positively

  3. Alagbogu Chinazom

    She knows that her husband is not financially capable, they still went ahead for another child. Why suffer these innocent children? That’s where the whites are better than Nigerians, we want to full the house with children not minding how to carter for those children. And what happened to family planning? its only God that can help the mind set of Nigerian couples and parents

  4. Udubrai obediah o.

    Hmm short of words after 9months of carryinging pregnancy may God have mercy on her

  5. Some are crying to have just a child while some are selling the ones they have…. Lol irony of life….. Na frustration and poverty sha….

  6. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    No sane mother would choose a phone over her child, so I would advise the accused should be tested mentally and psychologically.

  7. Some people get heart ooooo……Nawaooo

  8. This woman is mentally sick. …hw can she try such, after the whole pain and agony she passes through during pregnancy and child birth.what is phone may God help her.

  9. This woman needs serious deliverance she prefers phone to her own child… Not just frustration. .Mama joy or what so ever she’s called deceived her…

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