The parents of the two-day-old baby sold the child for the sum of 300,000 naira
A 35-year-old man, Nkemakolam Ugorji and his Happiness sold their two-day-old baby due to hardship and poverty. This unfortunate incident happened in Isiala Ngwa, Abia State. The couples have been married for 7 years and the relationship has produced four children. The financial constraint of this parents in taking care of the fifth child made them sell the baby to a foster parent. Happiness said to newsmen, “My husband and I decided to sell our baby because of hardship. We have four children and my husband is not working. When I was pregnant, there was no money for me to go for antenatal and feeding was even a problem for us. That was why we decided to sell our baby.”
The parents revealed that it was a nurse that connected them to the couple that bought the baby. The two-day-old baby was sold for the sum of 300,000 naira. Their accomplice, the nurse, Nma said the couple had approached her to help them get a foster parent that can adopt their baby. Nma said she invited a pastor and his wife who has been childless for the past 28 years. The pastor and wife paid the sum of 300,000 naira for the baby.
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