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Man offers 3year old son for N5m after selling daughter

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Nasarawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps  has arrested a 42-year-old polygamous suspect for attempting to sell his three-year-old son in Lafia, the state capital.

Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, State Commandant of the NSCDC told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the man was arrested on Tuesday following a sting operation by the officers of the command.

According to Mahmoud-Fari, the man, who hailed from Obi Local Government Area, had concluded plans to sell his 3 year old son for N5m.

“Our undercover officers got wind of his plan and opened negotiation with the suspect who offered to sell the son for N5m.

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“He opted to collect the money in cash and it was in the process that we arrested him in Lafia,’’ Mahmoud-Fari said.

The NSCDC boss said investigation revealed that the man has five wives and 23 children, out of which he had already sold a daughter.

Meanwhile, the suspect confessed to the crime and attributed his action to economic hardship, saying he resorted to selling his son to enable him take care of the family.

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