A middle aged man Haruna Sule who was arraigned at an Iyaganku Magistrate court has confessed that he wanted to sell his 6 year old boy to fund his mother’s burial
The prosecutor, Sgt. Oriola James told the court that Haruna and his friend Abdulfatai on June 21 at Agbowo area, Ogbomoso in Oyo state conspire to sell the 6years old boy for an undisclosed amount
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened sections 516 and 509 Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.
In his confessional statement, Sule told the police that he decided to sell his son in order to raise money for his mother’s burial.
Narrating how they were arrested, Haruna said he was the one who called his friend, Abdulfatai to help him look for a buyer who is willing to buy the boy as the mother’s burial date keeps approaching.
He stated that his friend had called to inform him that he had found a buyer but only to be arrested at the point where the money was to be collected.
He said the prospective buyer was the one who called the police for their arrest
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Oladiran in his ruling granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two reliable sureties in like sum.
He thereafter adjourned the case till August 31 for further hearing