Operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, have started investigation into the alleged trafficking of a day old baby on Jakande Estate, in Oshodi Isolo, Lagos State. The baby was taken from the mother, Blessing Emmanuel, by the grandmother, Patience, on the day he was born.
He was reportedly handed over to one Ijeoma Okechukwu, a former neighbour of the Emmanuels on Shola Adewunmi Street.
A few days after Okechukwu took the baby, she was said to have paid Blessing and her mother N250,000.
Our correspondent learnt that 22-year-old Blessing told residents that her baby was dead.
She later opened up to a church member, Comfort Ogwuebu, who helped her family with accommodation, that her child was with Okechukwu.
Ogwuebu reportedly alerted policemen from the Zone 2 Police Command, who arrested the suspect and recovered the child.
The woman, who is a lawyer, told our correspondent during a parade on Tuesday that she was initially told that the baby died from convulsion and epilepsy.