A certain man, Daniel Chigozie has been arrested by Operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly referred to as Amotekun Corps, for allegedly selling his son to three different buyers in Ogun State.
According to the Ogun state Commandant of the Corps, David Akinremi, the security oufit had received an intel that Chigozie, a 30-year-old, had sold his nine-month-old son, Daniel Chinonye Darlington, to three different buyers at different locations in Sango, Meiran and Apapa area of Lagos.
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Akinremi also stated that Chigozie had devised a means through which he retrieved his son from each of the buyers after each sale. This lasted until he sold him to the last buyer, identified as Dr. Nosa, in Apapa
Chigozie was said to have auctioned the baby for N150,000, N400,000 and N700,000 respectively to unknown buyers between August 2022 and February 2023.
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The suspect who resides at Abela, Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo Local Government Area of the state confessed to the crime.
“The suspect in his statement confessed to the crime and he is being processed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for a follow-up investigation to recover the child and prosecution,” Akinremi said.
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