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Man arrested for trying to sell own kids for N350,000 in Calabar

By Emmanuel Unah
The suspect, Mr. Edet Essien Inyang with his kids

A Thirty year old man, Edet Essien Inyang has been apprehended by the police in Calabar for attempting to sell  two of his children.

According to a source, Clement Ekem, Edet took his two children, one male and  one female to Murray Street where he sought for buyers to enable him raise money  which he said will   save him from the poverty he is going through.

“He came here with the children and asked after one rich man on this street and when he did not see the man  we asked him what he was looking for the man for and  he said was  looking for someone to buy his two  children. He said the male child is N200, 000 each and the female 150,000”.

Ekem  said they were taken aback by what the man said  and to stop him from taking the children  somewhere to sell they had to “delay him while making effort to contact the police at Atakpa Police Station which is close by which immediately sent a team to arrest him.

“He said he is from  Akwa Ibom State but resides in Usung Inyang which is in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State”.

At the Atakpa Police Station, the Divisional Police Officer confirmed the arrest of the man saying the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Division at the Police Command  headquartres for further investigations.

DSP Irene Ugbo, the Cross River State police command Public Relations Officers said she is yet to be briefed on the matter.
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