Operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun State have nabbed a 30-year-old father, identified as Daniel Chigozie, for allegedly selling his nine-month-old son to three different buyers.
The suspect was said to be a resident of Abela in Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The arrest was made known to journalists by the Commandant of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun State, David Akinremi, who said the agency was informed of the atrocities of Chigozie.
He confirmed that Chigozie had serially traded his son, Daniel Chinonye Darlington, selling the little boy to three different buyers at different locations in Sango, Meiran and Apapa area of Lagos.
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According to reports available to NIGERIACRIME, the victim had been sold for the sum of N150,000, N400,000 and N700,000 respectively by the three buyers, who bought the boy between August 2022 and February 2023.
Akinremi said an investigation conducted by the corps revealed that the man, who is suspected to be working with a criminal syndicate had devised a means through which the son was retrieved from each of the buyers after each sale until he sold him to the last buyer, one Dr. Nosa in Apapa.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that in his confessional statement, Chigozie confessed to the crime and is being profiled by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Humans for a follow-up investigation to recover the child and for prosecution.