From Samuel Duodu, Sunyani.
A-27-year-old beans seller, who attempted to sell her baby girl for GH¢5,000 at Ntotroso in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo Region has been remanded by the Sunyani Magistrate Court “B” presided over by Mr Joseph Mensah.
Anitatu Dauda in her caution statement to the police when she was arrested said she gave birth to the child but his father had not been taking care of the child hence her decision to sell her.
Anitatu, who is facing a count of attempt to commit crime, but whose plea was not taken in court will re-appear in court on September 3, 2010.
The presiding judge said he decided to remand the accused in police custody to enable her assist the police to make further investigations after listening to the appeal for bail by the counsel of the accused, Mr Amoaku Frimpong.
Prosecuting, Police Superintendent (Supt), F. K. Agyei told the court that the complainant was a contractor and on August 19, 2010 while he (complainant) was out of his office the accused went there and met a security officer in his absence.
He said, the accused told the security officer that she wanted to see the complainant for some discussions.
The security officer, according to the prosecutor inquired from the accused what the issue was and the accused told the security officer that she wanted to sell her daughter.
Supt. Agyei said the security officer called the complainant and informed him about what had transpired between him and the accused.
He said the complainant then told the security officer to let the accused wait since he was on his way to the office.
The prosecutor said the accused repeated her resolve to sell her daughter to the complainant when he finally met the accused .
Supt. Agyei told the court that the complainant then feigned interest to buy the baby and therefore alerted the police, who later arrested the accused.