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Prostitute ‘sells’ baby for N50,000

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On Friday, a 22-year-old alleged prostitute, identified as Blessing Udoh was sent to prison custody by Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for “selling” her three-month old baby for N50,000.

Udoh is facing a two-count charge of engaging in commercial sex and unlawfully trading on a baby.

Police Prosecutor Kehinde Omisakin told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 30 at 6m. in Abattoir area of Oko-Oba in Abule Egba, Lagos.

Omisakin made allegations that the accused sold her three-month-old baby, Destiny, to Mr and Mrs Philip James, who reside at Oron, Akwa Ibom.

“The accused has been caught several times engaging in commercial sex,” he said,

The offences contravened Sections 142 and 276 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

However, Blessing pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Tajudeen Elias, The Magistrate ordered her remand in police custody pending her bail application.

The case was adjourned to August 23.

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