By Ruth Oginyi
Victoria Chekwube, a suspected commercial sex worker operating in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital, has blamed hardship for putting her four-month-old baby boy for sale at the cost of N40,000 only.
Victoria said that she would not be able to determine the biological father of the child as she meets various men in the course of her daily business.
She explained that she could not take care of the boy because of hardship and so needed to raise money by selling the boy to start up a beer parlour business. She disclosed that she had a deep fridge to facilitate the business.
It was gathered that the 32-year-old girl was picked along New Market Road, Abakaliki where she was shopping for a buyer for the baby.
The suspected commercial sex worker who refused to disclose where she comes from is currently at the police station. “I want to sell my baby N40,000. I want to start a bear parlour business. The baby is four months old. I was living at Ogbe Hausa when I got pregnant. I am 32 years old and a commercial sex worker. Please, help me.
The Ebonyi state command police public relations officer, DSO Loveth Odah, who presented the woman to journalists, said that “the woman wanted to sell the baby because she could not take care of him. Police got the information and went for the woman and her child.
“They are currently at the police custody as police want to hand the baby over to the child welfare department of the state ministry of woman affairs and social development for upkeep.