A baby, reported to have been sold by a maid for N800,000, has been found in a market in the Shomolu area of Lagos State.
The alarm was raised on Saturday by an X user #Dannysleek , who has since deleted the tweet which said that a maid hired through an agency absconded with the baby.
The maid was identified as Ruth Okezie from Anambra State, who reportedly absconded with the baby from the home in Shomolu around 2am on Saturday.
The tweet went viral on social media, and the maid was said to have been found in Ikorodu, without the baby, where she confessed to selling the baby for N800,000.
In a post on his X handle on Monday morning, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the baby was rescued by the police after she was abandoned in Alade Market in the Shomolu area of the state.
He wrote, “Due to intense manhunt and pressure from the police, the buyer in the early hours of today abandoned the baby in Alade Market, Shomolu. Baby was promptly rescued by the police.
“The baby has since been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her.
“Efforts are still on to apprehend the buyer who is currently on the run.”