The Lagos State Police Command has said that a woman, Fortune Obhafuoso, who claimed that a policeman allegedly connived with some yet-to-be-identified persons to pay her N185,000 after collecting her newborn against her will, actually planned to sell the baby for N3million.
Earlier sources confirmed that Obhafuoso, 35, was embittered as she gave an account of how her day old from her at a Lagos State formation where detectives investigating high-profile criminal cases are domiciled.
The mother of three said after the baby was taken, a policeman, Samuel Ukpabio, threatened her never to return for the child.
Afterward, she was conciliated with N15,000 and thrown out, she claimed.
Reacting on Saturday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the woman had refused to show up to positively identify her co-conspirators and testify in court.
“Investigations so far show that the woman conspired to sell her baby for N3m. Because she got only N185k after handing over her baby, she reached out to the press and alleged baby stealing.
“She has refused all entreaties to show up to positively identify her co-conspirators and testify in court. Without her testimony and identification, nothing can be proven beyond reasonable doubt in court. There might, therefore, be a miscarriage of justice,” Hundeyin said, adding that the woman’s presence was paramount to the success of investigations”
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