Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested a 36 year – old man, Kingsley Essien, for allegedly selling their 2-year-old son for N600,000.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said the suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by the suspect’s wife, Bright Essien.
“Essien reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali, and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before.
She explained further that being her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to a cartel headed by a woman at the rate of N1.4million.
While in Mali, she was forced into commercial s£x work but later found her way to Nigeria embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria. On getting to Nigeria, she discovered that her two years – old son in care of her husband was nowhere to be found.
The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and also confessed further that he sold the two year – old son to somebody at the rate of N600k,” the statement reads.
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