Man arrested for attempting to sell his children in Cross River

The Police in Cross River State have arrested, Edet Essien Inyang, 30 for attempting to sell his two children because of hunger.

DAILY POST gathered that Inyang took his two children; a male and female to Murray Street where he sought for buyers to enable him raise money for food.

The suspect, according to our findings revealed that the money from the sales would save him from the poverty he was going through.

A witness, who gave his name as Clement Ekem said, “He came here with the children and asked after one rich man on this street and when he did not see the man, we asked him, what he was looking, he said he was looking for someone to buy his two children.

“The man said the male child is N200, 000 and the female N150,000” Ekem said adding that himself and others were taken aback by what the man said. They tried to stop him from taking the children to elsewhere for sell.

“We had to delay him while making effort to contact the police at Atakpa Police Station which is close-by and the Police, immediately sent a team to arrest suspect. He said he is from Akwa Ibom State but resides in Usung Inyang which is in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State”.

At the Atakpa Police Station, a senior Police Officer, who declined giving his name confirmed the arrest of the man saying the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Division at the Police Command headquarters for further investigations.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, said she was yet to be briefed on the matter. “I will get to you, let me call the DPO Atakpa” but at the time of filling this report, over five hours, the PPRO was yet to get to us.