by Omoleye Omoruyi
Police Command in Cross River have apprehended a couple for allegedly selling their six-year old daughter for N400,000.
The state Commissioner for Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said the suspects were arrested on April 26 following information from concerned individuals.
Inuwa said the couple sold their daughter in order to pay their house rent and open a provision store.
“On April 26, 2017, following a tip-off, our men arrested a couple, George-Sunday Udoh and his wife Victoria, for allegedly selling their daughter at the cost of N400,000. The suspects were arrested by our operatives attached to the Ikom division.
“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department here in Calabasas and investigation is on going”, Inuwa said.
Speaking, father of the child said, “It is true we don’t have money and things are very hard with me and my wife but we did not sell our baby for N400,000”.