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General News of Wednesday, 24 November 2021


Man apprehended for attempting to sell his two daughters for N700,000

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 40-year-old, Elisha Effiong, for trying to sell his two daughters, aged four and six for N700,000.

The NSCDC spokesperson in Akwa Ibom State, Ukeme Umana, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, September 24, 2021, in Uyo.

According to Mr Umana, the suspect was arrested in a tip-off by a private guard in a hospital in Uyo, while trying to sell the children.

“The Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has apprehended a man who attempted to sell his two children for N700, 000 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

“The suspect, Mr Elisha Edet Effiong (M) 40 years was apprehended at Full Care Hospital on Ekpanya Street, where he notified the security guard of his intention to sell his two children for N700,000 to pay off his debt and meet other financial challenges.

“The private security notified the NSCDC and immediately the State Commandant, Abidemi Majekodunmi, detailed personnel of the anti-human trafficking unit of the corps to swing into action.

“The suspect was apprehended on November 15 at 13:15 hours alongside his two daughters: Abasifreke Edet 6 years old and Rachael Edet, 4 years old.

“The suspect who resides, according to him, in Adidikim in Cameroon confessed that the decision to sell the children was taken by him and his wife, who is still in Cameroon and was borne out of extreme hardship,” Mr Umana narrates.

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