One Ayuba John from Nassarawa State has been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Security service in Nasarawa State for allegedly attempting to sell on of his child to alleged ritualist for N5 million.
The NSCDC Commandant, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Fari, said John was arrested on Tuesday behind GSM village in Lafiia. The commandant revealed that the command deployed its intelligence officers when it got information that the suspect was trying to sell his child.
The officers pretended to be buyers and negotiated with the man. An amount of N5 million was agreed upon and when asked how he wanted to be paid, Ayuba demanded payment in cash.
The suspect was immediately apprehended when he brought some bags to receive the payment. Fari disclosed that the suspect had earlier sold one of his children to ritual killers in Owerri, Imo State.
According to reports, the suspect has 5 wives and 23 kids. Ayuba has made it a habit to sell one of the kids anytime things get tough financially.