An unidentified woman, who hails from Onitsha Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government, Abia State was Tuesday, arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly selling her three-year-old grandson to a suspected ritualist.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Udeviotu Onyeke, speaking with newsmen in Aba, said the woman was in the custody of the police in Umuobiakwa as investigation continues, adding that part of the investigation being carried out was to determine the sanity of the woman.
Onyeke said the woman had left the village with the child and returned a week later to report that he was missing.
Sources in the village said that when the suspect was questioned about the missing boy, her response triggered suspicion, thereby prompting the villagers to invite the police.
The suspect allegedly told the police that she sold the boy for N100, 000 to an unnamed native doctor in Akwa Ibom and wanted to use the money to buy a motorcycle before end of the year.
Onyeke, however, said that the woman had since changed her statement, claiming that the boy was with her sister in Aba.
The spokesman assured that the police would thoroughly investigate the matter to unravel the whereabouts of the victim.