The Cross River State Police Command has arrested Daniel Bassey, who sold out his two year old son for N180,000.
Hafiz Inuwa, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, paraded Bassey in Calabar, on Monday.
The commissioner said Daniel was arrested on July 23 in Calabar following a report by his wife, Magdalene Bassey that he gave the two-year-old to a trafficking agent.
He said: “The police immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect. During interrogation, the suspect revealed that his wife was a party to the transaction.
“The duo is now in police custody to unravel the cause of this inhuman action and possible prosecution.”
“I did it because of the loan of N21,000 that I collected from a friend to pay my house rent.
“There is no work in this rainy season and I am jobless. A guy from my area informed me that he knows a woman who lends money to people.
“That friend told me that I can give out the child as collateral to get the money without necessarily selling him.
“The woman gave me N180,000 immediately after she received the child.
“After that, my mother-in-law came and asked me of the child and I lied to her that I took the baby to my brother for holiday,’’ he said.