Police arrest man for attempting to sell own kids in Calabar

CALABAR – A Thirty year old man, Edet Essien Inyang, has been apprehended by the police in Calabar for attempting to sell two of his children.

A close source told our correspondent that, Clement Ekem, Edet took his two children, one male and one female to Murray Street where he sought for buyers to enable him raise money which he said will   save him from the poverty he is going through. 

“He came here with the children and asked after one rich man on this street and when he did not see the man we asked him why was looking for the man. “He said he was looking for someone to buy his two children. He said the male child is N200, 000 and the female 150,000”.

Ekem said they were taken aback by what the man said and to stop him from taking the children somewhere to sell they had to “delay him while making effort to contact the police at Atakpa Police Station which is close by. Police swung into action, came and arrested him.

“He said he is from Akwa Ibom State but resides in Usung Inyang which is in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State”. At the Atakpa Police Station, the Divisional Police Officer confirmed the arrest of the man saying the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Division at the Police Command headquarters for further investigations. DSP Irene Ugbo, the Cross River State police command Public Relations Officers said she is yet to be briefed on the matter.

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