By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Police Command has dragged a 38-year-old herb dealer, Ganiyat Oladapo before Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly selling a newborn baby for N150,000.
Oladapo was arraigned on two-count of conspiracy and trafficking and unlawful procurement.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Jacob Akintunde informed the court that Oladapo and others now at large sometime in June 2020 at Osogbo conspired and procured a pregnant woman, Mariam Oladapo from Osogbo to Anambra State to sell herb.
However, when Mariam gave birth, the accused allegedly sold the baby for N150,000.
According to the Prosecutor, the accused committed an offence punishable under Section 14(2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the count preferred against her.
The defence counsel, Taiwo Awokunle moved oral bail application which was later opposed by the prosecutor on the ground that Ganiyat will run away.
The Magistrate, Modupe Awodele granted the bail to the defendant with the sum of N1 million with two sureties.
She adjourned the case to February 9, 2021, for hearing.