A middle-aged man in Abia State has been arrested for allegedly selling his 14-month-old son for N300,000.
The man has been identified as George Maduabuchi, and according to Punch, he connived with a man named Obinna Erondu, to perpetrate the act.
However Maduabuchi has denied the allegations. According to him, his son fell ill and so he took him to a herbalist for treatment. “The herbalist gave me money and told me that he could not heal the baby. I therefore left the baby in the herbalist’s home,” he said.
His wife, Eberechi, stated that her husband is guilty. According to her account, Maduabuchi took their son to the herbalist. But to her surprise, instead of coming back home with the baby, he came back with bundles of money. “When I demanded explanations on the whereabouts of our son, he could not offer any convincing answer,” she said.
Alarmed, Eberechi alerted neighbours, who called the police. The policemen then arrested Maduabachi, who then led them to the herbalist’s location at Owerinta. The baby was found.
The case is currently under investigation.