Woman says hus­band sold son for N150,000

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The Cross River Po­lice Com­mand said on Wed­nes­day that it had in its cus­tody, a 52-year old man, Abra­ham Udoh, who al­legedly sold his two-year old son for N150,000.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, dis­closed this 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.

“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 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 for the said amount in an in­ter­view with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“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.

The com­mis­sioner also told jour­nal­ists that 26 other sus­pects were ar­rested by the state com­mand for var­i­ous of­fences in the state between June and July.

Inuwa said five of them were armed rob­bery sus­pects ar­rested on July 20, af­ter they had in­vaded the house of one An­gela Obo in Cal­abar South.(NAN)

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