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Customs Officer & Wife in Ogun Arrested for Buying Twin Babies



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A Nigeria Customs Service officer and his wife have been arrested for allegedly buying a set of 4-day old twins  for N500,000 in Sango Ota, Ogun State.

The officer, identified as Azeez, and his wife were arrested on Thursday last week, and the babies were recovered, Punch reports.

A police source says Azeez confessed. The officer stated:

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 yet. The customs man 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 had been with the police until Friday, when they were transferred to Abeokuta.

The suspects were taken to the anti-kidnapping
section of the SCID. It is possible that the parents of the babies connived with the suspects because they have refused to show up since the day of the arrest. But the babies are doing very fine.”

Photo Credit:  Jose Manuel Gelpi Diaz/  *Photo is for illustrative purposes only*


  1. Anne

    October 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Isn’t that adoption?

    • ada

      October 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Nope dear. Sadly it is not.

  2. Tina

    October 29, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    How can you consider that adoption without legal authority involved, this is how children are sold for ritual

  3. Oma

    October 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Really sad, infertility brings out the worst in couples, u becom open to all suggestions and ways to have at least a child. This is why state governments should look into the laws of adoption. When couples have wait as much as 5yrs in some cases to adopt a child…what do u expect when they find an easier option. Sad, really sad but we can’t close our eyes to this, it’s going everywhere as it the easiest for them. State governments please look into your adoption procedures and make it shorter. I feel so sorry them!

  4. Mabel

    October 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Wow, the price for those babies are cheaper than the cost of a traditional adoption for one child in North America. I wonder what the cost of adopting a child is in Nigeria through the government.

  5. Pretty girl

    October 30, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I don’t understand oh. Is that adopting a child in nig is hard just go to one of these motherless baby home and whatever u want u get. Why do u have to go and do these useless thing now.

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