By Uzair Adam Imam
Police in Ogun State have confirmed the arrest of a 36-year-old man, Kingsley Essien, for allegedly trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution.
Consequently, Essien reportedly went ahead to sell his 2-year-old son for N600,000 to the yet to be identified person.
The Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the disclosure to journalists in the state.
He said the suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by the suspect’s wife, Bright Essien.
The Daily Reality gathered that the wife was lured into prostitution by her husband by saying he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali, last year’s October.
But to her utmost dismay, the discovered that she had been sold to a human trafficking cartel headed by a woman at the rate of N1.4 million.
“While in Mali, she was forced into prostitution, but later find her way to Nigeria embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria.
“On getting to Nigeria, she discovered that her two years old son in care of her husband is nowhere to be found,” the Oyeyemi quoted her saying.
Oyeyemi said, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime, he confessed further that he sold the two years old son to somebody at the rate of six hundred thousand naira.”
Investigation by police to trace the boy’s whereabouts and save him is on top gear.