Man detained for reportedly selling his 2-year-old child for N600,000, trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution.
Kingsley Essien, 36, was detained by men from the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution and then selling her 2-year-old baby for N600,000.
According to a statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police command’s spokesperson, the suspect was apprehended after his wife, Bright Essien, reported to Agbara divisional headquarters that her husband, Kingsley Essien, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako, Mali, sometime in October 2021, and that he had previously assisted many people to that country for greener pastures.
She went on to say that because she was married, she didn’t suspect anything until she arrived in Mali and discovered that she had been sold to a human trafficker syndicate led by a lady for one million four hundred thousand naira. She was pushed into prostitution in Mali, but she eventually found her way to the Nigerian embassy in Bamako, where she was helped back to Nigeria.
When she arrived in Nigeria, she realized that her two-year-old son, who was being cared for by her husband, was missing.
Following the report, SP Abiodun Salau, DPO Agbara division, dispatched his detectives to track down the offender, who was subsequently apprehended.
According to the PRO, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he sold the two-year-old boy to someone for 600,000 naira.
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CP Lanre Bankole, the commissioner of police, has directed that the suspect be sent to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department’s anti-human trafficking and child labour unit for discreet investigation, according to Oyeyemi.
In order to recover the stolen child, he also ordered that the son’s buyer be tracked down and arrested.
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