Friday, 1 April 2016

Girl, 17, Sells Child For N500, 000 But Got Only N30, 000


Her desperation to get rid of the unwanted child led her to trade off the first fruits of her womb to a couple who also have been waiting desperately for a fruit of the womb for over six years. 17year old Tessy Obianua, a secondary school drop-out ate the “forbidden fruit” and was made pregnant by one of her acquaintances, Shola. 

The shame led her to elope when the pregnancy was five months old and the protruding tummy was becoming a source of embarrassment for her and her parents at their Ogbese camp in Akure North area of Ondo State. Without the knowledge of her parents Mr and Mrs Henry Obianua , Tessy left with another man Jude Azuka for Onitsha, to escape the prying eyes of neighbours and others who make jest of her. The father was said to have been flabbergasted when Tessy who disappeared with the five-month old pregnancy re-surfaced after nine months without a baby which was the evidence of the pregnancy. The father reported the case to the Police and the all the suspects including the buyer were arrested.