An Akwa-Ibom man, Edet Essien Inyang, has been arrested in Calabar, Cross River State, for attempting to sell his son and daughter to escape poverty.
The 30-year-old man was reportedly nabbed by the police in Murray Street where he sought buyers to enable him to raise money.
An eyewitness, Edem, who had met him on the street as he was trying to get the contact of a prominent man in the area, reported him to the police who acted swiftly by sending their men.
“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 for the man for and he said was looking for someone to buy his two children. He said the male child is N200, 000 and the female N150,000," Edem said.
“We delayed him while making efforts to contact the Police at Atakpa Police Station which is closeby, and immediately sent a team to arrest him.”
“He said he is from Akwa Ibom State but resides in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State," he added.
Edet has since been transferred to the State Criminal Division at the Police Command headquarters for further investigation.