Man Arrested for Selling Son for N150,000 in Cross River

A 52-year old man, Abraham Udoh, who allegedly sold his two-year old son for N150,000, has been arrested by the Cross River State Police Command.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, disclosed this on Wednesday at a media briefing in Calabar.
Inuwa said that the suspect was arrested on July 24, shortly after his wife, Esther, reported the matter to the police.
The police commissioner said that Udoh sold the child without the consent of the wife.
He said thorough interrogation revealed that the suspect sold the child to an unknown woman residing in Uyo in Akwa Ibom.
“On the 24th of July 2017, a case of child trafficking was reported at our Uwanse Divisional Headquarters here in Calabar.
“One Esther Abraham reported that his husband sold their two-year old son without her consent.
“Upon investigation, Udoh revealed that he sold the child at the sum of N150, 000 to an unknown woman residing at Uyo in Akwa Ibom State.
“When he was arrested, the sum of N103,000 was recovered from him and registered as an exhibit.
“Investigation is in progress to arrest the alleged buyer and recover the child before they will be charged to court,” he said.
Udoh admitted selling his son
“Actually, I sold the child because I needed some money. I have six children and I am really sorry for not telling my wife about it,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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