Daniel Chigozie, 30, was detained by Amotekun Corps agents for reportedly selling his son to three different customers in Ogun State.
According to David Akinremi, commandant of the Corps in Ogun State, the security agency received information that the father had sold his 9-month-old kid, Daniel Chinonye Darlington, to three distinct buyers at various locations in the Sango, Meiran, and Apapa region of Lagos.
Between August 2022 and February 2023, it was learned that the suspect received payments of N150,000, N400,000, and N700,000 from three different unidentified customers.
According to Akinremi, an investigation conducted by the corps revealed that the man, who is suspected to be working with a criminal syndicate, had devised a means through which the son was retrieved from each of the buyers after each sale until he sold him to the last buyer, identified as Dr.Nosa, in Apapa.
The suspect, who resides at Abela, Sango-Ota, in Ado-Odo Local Government Area of the state, confessed to the crime.
He is being profiled by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for a follow-up investigation to recover the child and for prosecution.