Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested and paraded a 36-year old man named Kingsley Essien for allegedly seeling his 2 years old son for the sum of 600 thousand naira and sent his wife, Bright Essien to Bamako Mali for prostitution.
The Police Command said the Force arrested the suspect following a complaint lodged by the wife.
The news report as captured by LindaIkeji blog reads as follow:
A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state polie command, says the suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by the suspect’s wife, Bright Essien, who reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley Essien, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali, and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before.
”She explained further that been her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to human trafficker cartel headed by a woman at the rate of One million, four hundred thousand naira.
“While in Mali, she was forced into prostitution, but later find her way to Nigeria embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria.
“On getting to Nigeria, she discovered that her two years old son in care of her husband is nowhere to be found.
“Upon the report, the DPO Agbara division, SP Abiodun Salau detailed his detectives to go after the suspect, and he was eventually arrested.”Oyeyemi said
The PRO added that on interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and also confessed further that he sold the two year old son to somebody at the rate of six hundred thousand naira.
Oyeyemi added that the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He equally ordered that the buyer of the son must be traced and arrested in order to recover the stolen child.