Man sells wife, son, now in cell

When he thought he had covered his tracks, nemesis in two legs caught up with Kingsley Essien for allegedly selling off his wife and son.

Now, he is cooling his feet inside a cell of the Agbara Divisional Police Headquarters of the Ogun State Police Command.

According to Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, the suspect allegedly trafficked his wife to Mali for prostitution and subsequently sold her two- year old son for N600,000.

Oyeyemi said Essien was picked following a report lodged at Agbara Divisional Headquarters by his wife, Bright Essien, who revealed 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.”

The PPRO added, “she explained further that been her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to 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-year-old son in care of her husband, was no where 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.”

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Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, is said to have 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,” Oyeyemi concluded.

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