Father arrested by Police for selling his nine-year-old Son for N400,000

Father arrested by Police for selling his nine-year-old Son for N400,000

A man identified as Gabriel Okon Ekpiri of Ekit Itam Akpan Obong in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State has been arrested by policemen in the state for selling his nine-year-old -son for N400,000.

This was disclosed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon, in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the man was arrested by operatives of the Quick Intervention Squad (QIS) of the state Police Command.

While describing the act as barbaric and totally unacceptable, the police spokesman said the Suspect has confessed to the crime and blamed the devil and economic hardship for his actions.

MacDon also disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olatoye Durosinmi, on Monday, decorated two Deputy Commissioners of Police serving in the Command.

His words, “The two Deputy Commissioners of Police are DCP Baba Lawan Audu, Area Commander, Eket Area Command and DCP Lawal Isa Mani of the Department of Operations.

“The CP, while conveying the hearty congratulations of the Inspector General of Police, Acting IGP Olukayode Egbetokun to the Officers, charged them to double their productivity capacity while playing their deputising roles.

“The elated Senior Officers thanked the Police Service Commission, the Inspector General of Police for finding them worthy of being promoted. They appreciated the CP for his hard work and fatherly disposition towards them and the Officers and Men of the Command.

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