Asabi Adebayo was arrested by the police in Oyo State after allegedly buying five babies at N5million from Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Asabi, who planned to fly the babies abroad for sale, had taken them to an orphanage in Ibadan to obtain a certified police report for them when she was arrested.
Commissioner of Police Leye Oyebade, said she would have escaped if not for the patriotic behavior of the officials of the orphanage, who reported the matter. Asabi, who said she hailed from Lagos State, is also a British citizen.
The ages of the babies, (two boys and three girls) range from 2 years, 8 months, 7 months, 6 months and 4 months. They have been taken to the Ministry of Women Affairs, Child Welfare. Officers who accompanied Asabi to Port-Harcourt where she claimed to have bought them, have not been able to apprehend the sellers.