A nursing attendant, Fatima Suleiman, who allegedly sold a new born baby’s placenta for N20,000 to an Islamic cleric, Salaudeen Ibrahim, on Thursday said she had not been paid for the transaction before she was arrested.
In an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, the nursing attendant, who worked at Capstone Hospital, Taiwo Road, Ilorin, said the cleric asked her to get the placenta for him.
The nursing attendant said that she was a friend to Ibrahim’s wife and that the cleric asked her to get the placenta about two months ago.
The cleric asked me to get it (placenta). I succeeded in getting one just last week. It’s my first time of engaging in it. He has not given me any money yet, neither did he promise me a certain amount of money. He didn’t tell me what he wanted to use it for,” she stated.
On his part, Ibrahim confessed that he wanted to use the placenta for a money ritual, adding that he inherited the ritual practise from unnamed persons.
He alleged that Suleiman had approached him for a charm to enable her curry people’s favour in her dealings with them.
The cleric said,
“She (Ibrahim) told me that she heard that people were using placenta to make charms to curry people’s favour. I said it was true. That was the last I heard from her until she brought the placenta