Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Man exchanges two young siblings for bags of rice

02 September 2016, 16:15

Lagos - The economic recession in the country may have forced an unidentified middle-aged man to exchanged two siblings for bags of rice in Lagos,

The suspect according to Vanguard  abducted the children, aged eight and thirteen, while they were returning from holiday lesson in Satellite area of Lagos.

The suspect went ahead to exchange them for two bags of rice in a shop at 63, Marwa Road, near Chemist Bus Stop.

The total cost for the the two bags was N40 000.

The man told the sales girl at the shop that he would like to take two bags of rice to the mother of the children, whom he claimed owned a restaurant close-by, to ascertain whether the rice was the brand she needed.

Also read: Kano father abandons son for a bag of rice

The sales girl, however insisted on following the suspect  to collect the money for the bags should the woman agree to buy them.

The suspect told to the sales girl to walk with the children on foot to the restaurant whie he takes a bike with the two bags of rice.

On getting to the restaurant, the owner said she never saw any one with bags of rice, neither did she know the children.

When asked about their relationship with the suspect, the children said he was not their father.

The owner of the shop insisted on holding on to the children until her money is paid.

A man who claimed to be the biological father of the children later arrived the scene, alleging that his children could have been hypnotised by the abductor.

The case was reported to the police and the children were released to their parents

- News 24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...