A forty two years old man has been arrested in Nasarawa state of Nigeria. The arrest was made by the Nasarawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The man who was simply identified as Baba is said to be a has arrested a 42-year-old polygamy. He was arrested for attempting to sell his three-year-old son in Lafia, the state capital.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, stated on Thursday in Lafia that the man was arrested on Tuesday. This was following an operation by the officers of the command.
Mahmoud-Fari further said that , Baba who hailed from Obi Local Government Area, had concluded plans to sell his son for N5m.
“Our undercover officers got wind of his plan and opened negotiation with the suspect who offered to sell the son for N5m.
“He opted to collect the money in cash and it was in the process that we arrested him in Lafia,’’ Mahmoud-Fari concluded.
However, the NSCDC boss said that investigation revealed that the man has five wives and 23 children, out of which he had already sold a daughter.
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Meanwhile, the suspect confessed to the crime and attributed his action to economic hardship. Saying he resorted to selling his son to enable him take care of the family.
Mahmoud-Fari said the suspect will be arraigned prosecuted soon.
Furthermore, people have been urged to report any negative activity around them to the nearest authority.