Lagos - A father has sold his nine-month-old son for N250 000 to a woman in desperate need of a child, reports The Nation.
Daniel Barnney, a Liberian is currently being held by the police for allegedly selling his son, Emmanuel to a 43-year-old woman, Ekah Richard for the said amount.
Barnney, one Pastor Samuel Osavitu and Richard are being quizzed at Festac Police Station over the matter.
Barnney’s Nigerian wife Ijeoma Ndoku raised the alarm over his plan to sell their son and flee to Ghana.
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Barnney was said to have deceived his wife, that he was taking their son to his aunt.
Ndoku said she found out what her husband was up to through his boss.
Richard, who claimed that she adopted the child, said she never knew the adoption process was illegal.
She said she was advised by the pastor to adopt a child so that God can open her womb.
- News 24