Akwa Ibom State Police Command has rescued a two-month-old baby from a teenage mother who allegedly sold the baby to a fifty-one-year old woman for N450, 000.
The state Police Public Relations Officer ASP Cornelia Nweawe disclosed this at the state’s police headquarters, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.
Mister Nweawe warned members of the public wishing to adopt children to follow due process.
Confessing to the crime, the mother of the baby, Comfort Effiong, said she sold her baby because there was no one to take care of her.
The buyer, one Mrs. Rose Edward from Rivers State confessed that she bought the baby because she needed a child of her own.
In another developmet, some experts in the field of education have called on parents to protect their chidren from sex abuse.
In a chat with our correspondent, the expets said the society must stand up now to protect a child from all sorts of sex abuse, molestation from friends, older ones, family members, teachers and other members of the society.
"Sex education for young children, teenagers, and teens is key in the prevention of sexual violence and abuse in the society," they said.