Customs officer and wife arrested for buying twin newborn babies for N500,000
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October 29, 2015 ( Post 1 )
Customs officer and wife arrested for buying
twin newborn babies for N500,000
An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service simply
identified as Azeez and his wife have been arrested
by the Ogun State Police for allegedly buying a set of
4 day-old twin babies for N500,000 in the Sango
Ota, Ogun state.
According to Punch Metro the couple were arrested
by the Sango Police Division last Thursday and the
babies have since been recovered from them and the
couple have been transferred to the State Criminal
Investigation Department, Command headquarters in
A police source said:
“The incident happened last Thursday. The
police got a tip-off that the couple had gone to
Ibadan, Oyo State, to buy twin babies for
N500,000. We then moved in on them and
discovered it was true.
The twins were just four days old on the day
of the arrest. We have not seen the parents
Azeez said in his statement that he and his wife
already had a child together but they had tried to
have a second child for 23 years and so they decided
to purchase the twins. The suspect told the police
that he paid N500, 000 for the babies.
The babies were with the police until Friday, when
they were transferred to Abeokuta.
The suspects were taken to the anti-kidnapping
section of the SCID. The parents of the babies
haven't shown up to claim them but the police said
the babies are doing very fine.
The Ogun State Deputy Police Public Relations
Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the
arrest. He added that investigations were still
“The arrest is true. The case has been
transferred to the SCID, and it is being
handled by the Anti-human trafficking
department. The suspects are still undergoing
investigation. During our investigations, we
will get across to the parents and find out the
circumstances that led to the disappearance of
We will also get across to the NCS authorities
to show the level of complicity of their officer.
I cannot disclose the suspect’s name, because
we are still investigating. He was arrested with
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