Mother sells 6-week old baby for money to buy phone

Mother sells 6-week old baby for money to buy phone

- A frustrated nursing mother has sold her baby to an orphanage

- According to her, she had to do it to raise some money to support her family

- After committing the act, she bought just a phone and called her husband to inform him

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A 23-year-old mother of two identified as Miracle Johnson, has done the unthinkable by selling her own 6-week-old baby so she can raise enough money to take care of her famil and buy a mobile phone.

According to Madam Miracle, she had to sell her baby for N200 (R7.82) to an Orphanage because her husband was not working and was trying hard to feed the family.

She also added that she wanted to buy herself a mobile phone.

Mother sells 6-week old baby for money to buy phone

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“My baby was born on July 2. I sold her due to frustration. My husband was just struggling (to provide for us). My friend (Mama Joy) said that since my husband was not taking care of me if I did it (sold the baby), I could give the money to my husband to start a business or buy a motorcycle,” she recounted.

“Two weeks later, she came back. I did not know what happened to me. So, I carried a bag, picked some things and left. I sold her to an orphanage in Onitsha. The orphanage bought the child for N200,000. I just bought only a phone; I did not want to buy it, but she (Mama Joy) forced me to do so," Miracle revealed.

“I told my pastor what I did and that it was a mistake for which I would never forgive myself. So, my husband and I went to a police station to report. I know what I did was not good. I pray that my child will forgive me,” she lamented.

When the husband of the lady was confronted with the issue he stated that his wife told him about her plans of selling their child but he asked her not to do it.


“When she told me about her plan, I told her to forget about it and exercise patience. On that day, I took my motorcycle out for repairs. When I went back home to get some money, I saw my first daughter with my neighbour," he narrated his part of the unfortunate issue

“When I asked about my wife’s whereabouts, I was told that she went out with a bag, saying that she was going to buy something. So, I remembered what she said she wanted to do with the baby.

“When she called me later in the afternoon to tell me that she had sold the baby, I cursed her and ended the call. I became confused afterwards and could not do anything for the rest of that day," he added.

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