The Police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested a 37-year-old grandmother, Ekaette Obot, for stealing and selling her granddaughter for N200,000. The police say Obot claimed to have sold the child to free her 18-year-old daughter, Blessing Okon, from the burden of motherhood. Parading her before newsmen at the command’s headquarters yesterday July 31sth, the state Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said Obot, who is also pregnant, told the Police that as soon as she put to bed, she will sell the baby.
“This is the mother to this lady. As soon as her daughter gave birth she sold the child for N200, 000. She is pregnant and she is saying that as soon as she puts to bed, she is going to sell her own baby also.” the commissioner of police said
Obot told the police that with her job as a cleaner, she can not feed herself, her daughter, granddaughter and her own unborn child.