The third season of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Africa Investigates series continues with 'Nigeria’s Baby Farmers.'
In the new video, Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Rosemary Nwaebuni went undercover to buy a baby in Nigeria.
They posed as a couple who have been unable to have a child in 12 years of marriage, and are now being pressured to divorce by his parents.
Equipped with a secret camera, they visited private clinics and orphanages to find out how easy it is to buy a child illegally, with no questions asked.
Watch the video below:
They were offered a baby at Destiny’s Child orphanage in Ulakwo by Ada Ezeoyi, for $4 000 for a girl or $5000 for a male child.
They were also offered a baby at Basic Clinic and Maternity Home in Imo State, owned by Doctor Ohaeri and asked for a similar figure.
They exposed a 'fake doctor' operating from a pharmacy in Delta State who was offering bogus fertility treatments.
Anas said, "Our investigation has shone light on parts of a sinister network. It involves genuine doctors and cynical staff in orphanages, who will sell vulnerable children to the highest payer. We have passed our evidence on to the authorities so that justice can prevail."