by Adeola Balogun
Kingsley Ubani, 26, is said to have admitted selling his three-year-old son to a child trafficking ring.
Mr. Ubani also said further that he sold his young child in order to raise money for the burial of his father.
Nigerian Eye reports:
Mr. Ubani said this on Thursday in Umuahia when the Abia State Police Command paraded two child trafficking suspects and 19 pregnant young ladies.
He said that he sold his 44-month-old son in November 2012 at the rate of N260, 000 to a woman who is now at large.
“I told my wife that I don’t have money to bury my father who was in the mortuary at that time and she approved of the transaction,” Mr. Ubani said.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in Abia, Usman Tilli, told journalists that the suspect was arrested following a tip-off.
He said that investigations led to the recovery of the child who had been handed over to the grandfather for care and protection.
Mr. Tilli said that the police had on November 11 also arrested another suspect, Chimere Sunday of Osisioma Local Government Area of the state for selling his two children.
He said that upon investigation, one of the children was recovered, adding that the buyers were on police wanted list.
Also, Mr. Tilli said that the 19 pregnant teenagers / persons, who were also paraded, were rescued from an illegal charity home at Umuobia Housing Estate, Olokoro in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state.