20-year-old woman exchanges infant son for bag of rice in Imo

Posted on July 14 2017 , at 10:15 pm
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  • The baby was reportedly sold to a couple who were also arrested.

The mother and her accomplice were paraded by police in Imo.

A 20-year-old-woman, Chioma Fidelis, has been arrested for exchanging her two-month-old son for half a bag of rice.

Chioma was paraded the Imo State Police Command on Friday.

She also confessed to receiving cement, chairs and N200,000 in exchange for the infant.

She claimed her baby was suffering from kwashiorkor and she was left with no choice but to accept the offer as she had no man to take care of him.

The baby was reportedly sold to a couple who were also arrested.

The couple claimed that they paid a sum of N700,000 to Chioma’s accomplice, one Chidinma Unakalamba.

Chidinma claimed to spend a sum of N137,000 on the child’s medical bills, gave the mother N200,000 and pocketed the remaining.

Police have recovered the baby.

This post first appeared on NEWSROOM.

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