Katsina: Trouble as nurse at FMC sold a baby at N200,000 and refuse to give the mother her share
News reaching us at KATSINA POST has it that a senior nurse with Federal Medical Centre, (FMC), Katsina named Ogugua Okoh, and 43 years old has been apprehended and now in police custody for allegedly selling a four months old baby boy at the cost of N200,000 only.
Others detained according to Daily Trust are the biological mother of the boy Aisha Idris, 18 years, of Daki Tara quarters, Katsina, one Hauwau Ibrahim, 32 years old who allegedly introduced her to the nurse, of Kofar Kaura and Mrs Grace Ohuhu who allegedly bought the baby, of Uba-Kala town, Abia state.
The state commissioner of police Abdullahi Usman who confirmed the development said further investigation were still ongoing to unravel the situation.
It was further gathered that trouble started when the biological mother of the child, Aisha, an alleged prostitute was delivered of the child by the Nurse, Okoh at the Federal Medical center Katsina.
Aisha was told that she had a still birth and the baby had since been buried.
However, when a fracas ensued between her and Hauwa’u she was accused of selling a baby which prompted the police to step in.
Later it was realised that the Nurse, Okoh had sold off the baby to one Mrs Ohuhu, of Uba-Kala town, Abia state and the child was named Victor.
However, Ohuhu, in an interview with journalists, denied buying the baby, maintaining that the N50,000 she gave to Okoh was meant Aisha’s upkeep, saying the teen mother appeared emaciated.
Ogugua Okoh said baby Victor was in her custody for over one month before Ohuhu was introduced to her by one Joy Ihenamere, now at large.