A woman in Nigeria was arrested by anti-human trafficking unit for selling her newborn baby.
According to media reports, the woman worked as a prostitute and already had two children who were being taken care of by her mother. Due to the inability of take care of another child, the woman made arraignments with a local broker to find another woman who could buy the child.
The broker found a childless woman who paid $2650 (430,000 Nigerian Naira) for the newborn baby. The broker then paid the baby’s mother $925.
Buying babies from pregnant women is a growing black market in Nigeria.
Source: “22-year-old mother sells own baby for N.4million,” The Sun (Nigeria), May 25, 2014.