7 December 2017

Nigeria: Police Arrest Woman Over Attempt to Sell Twins At N350,000

Police in Katsina State have arrested one Salima Lawal, 30, of Marabar-Kankara, Malumfashi Local Council, for allegedly attempting to sell her twin babies, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The twin girls were less than two months old.The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Besen Gwana, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Katsina.Gwana said the woman had approached a person in Faskari Local Council of the state and negotiated to sell the twins to him at the cost of N350,000.

He said that after negotiations to buy them at the price, the person went to bring the money."Instead of him to bring the money to her, he reported the case to the police.

"The next thing she saw were policemen who arrested her," he said.The commissioner urged people to continue to assist police with information that would assist in curbing criminal acts in the state.

He said the woman would be charged to court.The suspect told newsmen that she committed the act without the consent of her husband and father of the twins.

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