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Father of Four Sells Son For N.3M To A Herbalist

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/
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Nemesis has finally caught up a father of four who sold off his son to a herbalist, as he is presently in police net biting his fingers in regret.

The middle-aged palm tree harvester, who's simply identified as George Maduabuchi, from Owerrinta in the Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State allegedly sold his 14-month-old son for N300,000.

He perpetuated the act with another suspect, Obinna Erondu, who is still at large.

It was gathered from police source that luck ran out on Maduabuchi when the wife alerted them on his questionable role when the baby fell ill and he took him out and did not return with him.

Reacting to the accusations, Mr. Maduabuchi, maintained that he did not sell his son, but only took him to a herbalist when he took ill.

According to him, “The herbalist gave me money and told me that he could not heal the baby. I therefore left the baby in the herbalist's home.”

But his explanation was countered by his wife, Eberechi, who said he took their son, who had a cough to the said herbalist, but instead of returning with the baby, rather came back with bundles of money.

She said, “When I demanded explanations on the whereabouts of our son, he could not offer any convincing answer.”

The wife, who is also pregnant, said she raised the alarm, which attracted neighbours who helped to arrest the husband.

The neighbours subsequently alerted the police, who picked up the husband who later led the police to the herbalist's house at Owerrinta where the boy was recovered .

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joshak Habila, who paraded the suspects confirmed the story and as well revealed that investigation is still on-going.