The Police in Anambra State have arrested a couple trafficking one month old Baby from Lagos state.
They were intercepted at Bridgehead ,Onitsha on 17th December, 2023.
The couple were travelling in a Luxury bus belonging to a popular transport company with the baby when a co-passenger observed that the mother could not breastfeed the baby despite its cry for food in the course of the journey.
The good samaritan put a call through to Anambra Police on its Control Room hotline in Awka which then relayed the information to the Police at Bridgehead in Onitsha.
The Police Public Relations Officer , Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement said Police operatives laid in wait for the luxury bus described by the caller and intercepted it in the evening hours.
The couple and the Baby were identified and brought down for questioning.
They confessed buying the child from its mother in Ajah, Lagos state for the sum of N30,000.
The Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye who thanked the public spirited citizen for his humane concern in giving the information that led to the rescue of the child, commended Police Operatives for their vigilance and dedication to duty.
The Statement says the CP has directed that the couple be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition in Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP) for further investigation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, the Baby has been handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs for care by the Anambra State Government.