Tell Nigerian Government to Investigate Baby Selling Scams

Target: President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan

Goal: Shut down fertility clinics that trick women into believing they are pregnant only to involve them in an elaborate baby selling scheme

Desperate women unable to have children end up seeking help from corrupt fertility clinics in Nigeria. Conned into believing they have become pregnant, and after a complex hoax they leave with a baby they unknowingly had purchased. There have been multiple accounts like this of women traveling to Nigeria for fertility treatments, being told they are pregnant and then deceived into thinking they have actually given birth, all without actually ever conceiving a child of their own.

A recent case has exposed disturbing new facts suggesting the Nigerian government needs to intervene and put a stop to these deceitful practices in fertility clinics. A London-based couple had tried in vain for years to have a child, their desperation eventually leading them to a fertility clinic in Nigeria. The couple’s dreams of having a child were shattered when a DNA test proved the child was not biologically related to either parent.

It has been determined that in these fraudulent fertility clinics in Nigeria women are given a substance that grows a tumor in the womb, making them look and feel as if they are pregnant. These women are told not to undergo any sort of scan or ultrasound because they could risk losing the baby. When it is time to deliver, the women are sedated while another substance is administered that causes part of the tumor to come out through the vagina, as if giving birth. The tumor is then cut to discharge blood and a crying baby is brought into the room.

This practice is so convincing the women never question whether they have given birth or not. In the case of the couple from London, it was not until their doctor back home raised questions about the child that anything was suspect. The parents willingly participated in a DNA test, and it was discovered that the baby was not biologically theirs. The couple eventually won guardianship of the child, but the ramifications are impossible to ignore.

Cases like this prove Nigerian fertility clinics are key players in this scam, essentially creating a black market for selling babies. Not only are these women vulnerable and desperate, but they are being taken advantage of in the worst possible way. The Nigerian authorities are doing nothing to protect these couples from scams like these.

The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, needs to investigate these clinics and provide some protection for couples seeking help bearing children. Sign the petition to demand fertility clinics adhere to government mandated inspections and illegitimate clinics be shut down in Nigeria.


Dear President Jonathan,

Women yearning for motherhood travel to Nigeria in the hopes they will receive help with their fertility problems. What they get in return in an atrocious manipulation. They instead get duped into believing a miracle has occurred when they become pregnant. The recent facts brought to light demonstrate just how shocking the practices of fertility clinics in Nigeria are. Not only are these techniques a danger to the mother, giving her a substance that grows a tumor in her womb, but the practice of selling babies is heinous.

This could be affecting a number of women who have not even realized they have been deceived. You need to look into these scams and intervene in the violations these fertility clinics have been practicing. These women are putting their lives on the line in the hopes of having a child. They deserve a credible and healthy place to help them with their fertility issues. The practice of selling babies in fertility clinics in Nigeria needs to be shut down and safer practices put in its place.


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