Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 42-year-old suspect for attempting to sell his three-year-old son in Lafia.
Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, State Commandant of the NSCDC informed newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the person was arrested on Tuesday following a sting operation by the officers of the command, NAN stories.
In accordance to Mahmoud-Fari, the person, who hailed from Obi Native Authorities Space had concluded plans to sell his son for N5 million.
He mentioned “Our undercover officers bought wind of his plan and opened negotiation with the suspect who supplied to sell the son for N5 million.
“He opted to collect the money in cash and it was in the process that we arrested him in Lafia.”
The NSCDC boss mentioned an investigation revealed that the person has 5 wives and 23 youngsters, out of which he had already bought a daughter.
In the meantime, the suspect confessed to the crime and attributed his motion to financial hardship, saying he resorted to promoting his son to allow him handle the household.
The commandant additionally offered to the newsmen a 45-year-old man arrested for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 10-year-old daughter at Al-Makura Road in Lafia.
Mahmoud-Fari mentioned the suspects can be prosecuted accordingly.