Drama ensued as a 42-year-old man, Ayuba John was arrested by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over a futile attempt to sell his three-year-old son for N5m.
Describing the repulsive circumstance, NSCDC commandant in Nasaranwo State, Mahmud Fari said it is quite unfortunate.
The culprit, Ayuba hails from Obi Local Government area of Nasararwa state.
However, the arrest occurred when he made his way to the agreed spot of negotiation where he would pick up the N5m.
Fari said, “I was moved to tears when I learnt that a biological father took his son to the market to sell him at the sum of N5million. When he was asked why he want to sell his son, he said he wants to argument his financial status.”
“We also learnt that this is not his first child to be sold out. He sold his daughter earlier on to somebody in Owerri, and he is selling them out for rituals,” Fari said.”
It was revealed that Ayuba is a polygamous man who is married to four wives with 23 children.
When confronted on why he decided to carry out the wicked act, Ayuba blamed it on the harsh economic realities currently bedeviling the country.