Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested Ayuba, a 42-year-old man while attempting selling his 3-year-old son.
John Ayuba is from Obi Local Government area of Nasararwa state. Ayuba was arrested when he showed up to collect the negotiated sum of N5million.
Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mahmud Fari said the situation was very unfortunate.
He told Channels Television that Ayuba is not a first time offender as he once sold his daughter to someone in Owerri.
“I was moved to tears when I learnt that a biological father took his son to the market to sell him at the sum of N5million. When he was asked why he wants to sell his son, he said he wants to beef-up his financial status.
“We also learnt that this is not his first child to be sold out. He sold his daughter earlier on to somebody in Owerri, and he is selling them out for rituals,” Fari said
Married to four wives with 23 children, Ayuba blamed the economic hardship in the country for his action.