Police arraign sex worker who sold daughter for N60k

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The police have arraigned a 37-year old commercial sex worker simply identified as Grace Onome, before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting  in Lagos for alleged sale of her 2-year-old child for N60, 000 in Lagos State.

Onome however pleaded not guilty to the charge and was later admitted to worker in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till November 21 for trial.

It would be recalled that Onome was arrested in the Badagry area of the state alongside four accomplices, who allegedly aided the sale of the girl.

Onome, who worked as a commercial sex worker in the Mobil area of Badagry, allegedly sold her daughter, Zainab, on September 30 to another sex worker, simply identified as Endurance, for the said amount.

She however, appeared on Wednesday before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge.

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According to the prosecutor, Insp. Daniel Ighodalo, the 37-year-old committed an offence which contravened Sections 142 and 274(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss Abimbola Awogboro, granted bail to the sex worker in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till November 21 for trial.