In a country where about 20 Million people are jobless and the government continue to pursue “cosmetic” policies until Nigeria turned into the world’s poverty capital, desperate acts like this will always happen. Quite sad!
The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a man, Mr Daniel Bassey and his wife, Magdalene, for allegedly selling their two-year-old son in Calabar.
Addressing reporters in yesterday, Police Commissioner Hafiz Inuwa said the couple were arrested when the wife reported at the Efut Divisional headquarters that her husband took their only son, Moses, to an unknown person in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, through a woman, simply called Mummy, and collected an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was later arrested. During interrogation, it was revealed by Daniel that the mother of the baby was party to the transaction .
“The couple are in police custody to unravel the cause of this inhuman action and possible prosecution,” CP Inuwa said.
The police chief said the police would ensure that the baby is recovered.
Daniel, who was paraded alongside his wife, admitted to the crime.
The suspect, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State said he did it because of economic hardship. He’s 27 years old.
Daniel said he has two children: a three-year-old girl and Moses.
Magdalene, who said she’s 22 years old and from Bakassi Local Government Area in Cross River State, admitted that she consented to the act to enable them solve their financial problems.