How man pushed wife into prostitution, sold 2-year old son for N600,000

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A 36-year old man, Kingsley Essien, is currently cooling heels at a police cell in Ogun state following revelations that he trafficked his wife to Mali for prostitution, and also sold their 2-year old son for N600,000.

According to the PRO of Ogun state Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by the suspect’s wife, Bright Essien.

“She reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley Essien, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali, and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before.

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“She explained further that being her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she had been sold to a human trafficker cartel headed by a woman at the rate of One million four hundred thousand naira.

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 was nowhere to be found.

Upon the report, the DPO Agbara division, SP Abiodun Salau detailed his detectives to go after the suspect, and he was eventually arrested.

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.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He equally ordered that the buyer of the son must be traced and arrested in order to recover the stolen child.

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