A 22-year-old woman, Seun Oladayo, who sold her day-old baby for N10,000 to a pastor in Ondo town, Ondo State, has revealed why she took the action.
Oladayo was arrested by the security outfit, Amotekun, in Ondo West council area of the state.
She confessed that she sold the baby because she fears she would not be able to cater for him since the father left her the day he was told that she was pregnant.
Seun was said to have cut the umbilical cord of the baby after delivery so that the baby could die, after which she later sold him to the pastor for N10,000 when she realised that the baby did not die.
It was gathered that the pastor that bought the child later reported to Amotekun, which led to her arrest.
The suspect in an interview said: “I did it because I don’t know how I am going to take care of the baby. So I told the pastor to take the baby away for N10, 000.“It is true I was dating a man called Tope. He asked me if I am pregnant so he could open a shop for me and I said yes. Since then, I did not see him again.” (Vanguard)