Woman arrested for selling an abducted baby boy for N300,000 in Niger state

The Niger State Police Command has paraded one Bose Isaac for selling an abducted baby boy for N300,000.

The suspected child trafficker was planning her escape at the time of her arrest following a missing person complaint made by the father of the victim, Gambo Shua’ibu of Cikin-Gari village on August 24.

Niger state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar said the suspect was arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Kagara Division. According to him, Bose Isaac confessed to abducting the boy and taking him to a woman in Ogun State who promised to give her the sum of N300,000 in return.

The suspect who claimed that she needed the money to sort out “family problems” said the buyer is yet to fulfil her own side of the bargain.

“I abducted and sold the little boy for N300,000 to a woman in Ogun State, who was desperate to have a child of her own,” she told Punch.

Asked why she sold another person’s child, she said, “It was the work of the devil and poverty in the land that made me find myself in this hopeless situation.”

The Police spokesperson further added that police is working tirelessly to arrest the buyer of the abducted boy while concluding its investigation to arraign the suspected trafficker in court.

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