A couple have been arrested in Calabar, Cross River State, for allegedly trafficking their 2-year-old son to an agent in Port Harcourt in exchange for money. .
However, in an interview with vanguardngr, the suspect revealed that he gave out the child as collateral for N180, 000 to help him pay his house rent. .
According to him, “I did it based on the debt of N21,000 I collected from a friend to pay my house rent and I have no other valuable thing apart from him. So I used him as collateral to get the money to clear my debt. .
There is no work in this rainy season, so I am unemployed. A guy from my area informed me that he knows a woman who lends money to people. .
My friend told me that I can give out the child as collateral to get the money without necessarily selling him. The woman gave me N180,000 immediately after she received the child. .
After that, my mother-in-law came and asked me of the child and I lied to her that I took the baby to my brother for holiday.” 📷: Vanguardngr