The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, on Wednesday paraded a 52-year-old man, Udoh Abraham, for allegedly selling his two-year-old son for N150,000. Parading the suspect in Calabar, Inuwa said the suspect was arrested on July 24 after the wife, Esther Abraham, reported the matter to the police. Inuwa explained that Udoh sold the child without the consent of his wife. He said upon interrogation, the suspect revealed that he sold the child to an unidentified woman residing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Inuwa said, “On July 24, 2017, a case of child trafficking was reported at our Uwanse division in Calabar. One Esther Abraham reported that her husband sold their two-year-old son without her consent. Upon investigation, Udoh revealed that he sold the child at the cost of N150,000 to an unidentified woman residing at Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. Upon arrest, the sum of N103,000 was recovered from him and registered as exhibit. Investigation is in progress to arrest the alleged buyer and recover the child. In the end, everybody involved will be charged to court.”