22-year-old lady arrested for selling her baby to her pastor for GHc 150

A woman in Ondo State, Nigeria, has been apprehended by Amotekun after selling her baby to a pastor.

Seun Oladayo gave birth to a baby girl and decided to sell her for GHc 150 because she didn’t know how she was going to take care of the child. After taking the baby from her for the sum of GHc 150, the pastor reported the case to Amotekun.

The men of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state have arrested a 22-year-old woman, Seun Oladayo, for selling her day-old baby girl to a pastor for N10,000 (GHc 153). The new mum said she could not cater for her baby because the father of the child dumped her the day she told him she was pregnant.

Speaking about the illegal act, the young woman said she asked the pastor to take her child away because didn’t know how she was going to take care of her. No man gave it to me! She said: “I asked the Pastor to take the baby away and bring N10,000 because I don’t know how I am going to take care of the baby.”

The pastor has said he did as the woman wanted and subsequently reported the case to Amotekun. According to the pastor, the baby was given to him in a sack with the placenta by the mother who was desperate to sell her baby.

He recalled: “I was told to bring N10,000, so that they can give the doctor N5,000 for his job and I did because if I did not, another person would come and buy the baby. “I went to the Amotekun to report the woman and she was handed over to Police at Area Commander Yaba in Ondo West Local Government Area.”

Speaking with Legit TV, the husband identified as Austin Ohenhen said he ran away for a while after hearing the news. According to Austin, he returned home after words of encouragement from friends and family.