A police woman identified as Obotie Adesuwa, has been docked by the X-Squad Section of the Lagos State Police Command, after she allegedly sold a week-old baby boy who had been brought with his mother to a police station.
The baby and her mother, who is said to be mentally unstable, were reportedly taken to the police station by a Good Samaritan.
It was gathered that the Good Samaritan, who was taking care of the baby’s mother, had brought Toyin and her child to the station after Toyin was delivered of the baby in a psychiatric hospital.
They were reportedly brought to the police in the last week of September. It was learnt that Adesuwa, who was on duty, had received the baby.
Punch news gathered that there was, however, trouble at the Akinpelu division on Monday, November 9, when Toyin showed up at the station to ask for her baby, but the sergeant allegedly denied knowing the woman.
It was learnt that the matter had caused an altercation during which the Divisional Police Officer invited the mother and the sergeant and interrogated them. The sergeant was said to have confessed to the DPO that she collected the baby but had sold him.
A source revealed that the police woman took the baby to her village in Edo State, and later sold him to a family in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed Adesuwa’s arrest, adding that investigation was ongoing.