Wickness: Couple allegedly sell their 6-year-old child for N400,000 to open provision shop

- Cross River Police Command has arrested a couple for allegedly selling
their six-year-old daughter for N400,000
- The suspects were arrested at Ikom Local Government area on April 26
following a tip-off
- The couple sold the child to enable them offset their house rent and open
up a small provision shop
The Cross River Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested a
couple, [names withheld], for allegedly selling their six-year-old
daughter for N400,000.
Presenting the couple before newsmen, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, the state
Commissioner of Police, said the suspects were arrested at Ikom Local
Government area on April 26 following a tip-off.




According to Inuwa, the couple sold the child to enable them offset
their house rent and open up a small provision shop.
“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 State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department here in Calabar and investigation is ongoing,’’
he said.
The father of the child, however, denied selling the child in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .
“It is true that 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,’’ he said.

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