Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (#NSCDC) in #NasarawaState, have apprehended a 42-year-old man, Ayuba John, for allegedly attempting to sell his son, Solomon, for N5 million. .
The NSCDC Commandant, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Fari, said John was arrested on Tuesday behind GSM village in #Lafiia. The commandant revealed that the command deployed its intelligence officers when it got information that the suspect was trying to sell his child. .
He said his officers pretended to be buyers and negotiated with the man and agreed to a price of N5 million. When asked how he wanted to be paid, John, demanded payment in cash. .
The suspect was immediately apprehended when he brought some bags to receive the payment. Fari disclosed that the suspect had earlier sold one of his children to ritual killers in #Owerri, #ImoState. .
John, who has five wives and 23 children, told his interrogators that he wanted to sell his son to boost his financial status.