Man in police net for selling son

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A middle-aged palm tree harvester, George Maduabuchi, from Owerrinta in the Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State is in the net for allegedly selling his 14-month-old son for N300,000. The father of four was said to have connived with another suspect, Obinna Erondu, now at large, to perpetrate the act. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joshak Habila, who paraded the suspect along with other suspected criminals on Thursday, said, “Luck ran out on Maduabuchi when the wife alerted the police on his questionable role when the fell ill and he took him out and did not return with him" But the suspect told our correspondent that he did not sell his son, but only took him to a herbalist when he took ill. He said, “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 . Paraded also by the police was one Chizaram Amandu, 40, who allegedly murdered his kinsman over an argument over snails in the bush. The suspect, according to police, went to hunt for snail at Ahiaba Okpuala Isiala Ngwa with the victim, Sampson . The police added that quarrel ensued over sharing formula and the suspect allegedly stabbed Sunday to death with dagger. But the suspect said it was an accident as the victim came out to confront him while hunting for snail behind his ( victim’s) house in the night . According to him, he never knew the victim could die as a result of injuries he sustained. The police also paraded one Gideon Ezenwoko, a suspected kidnap kingpin, who had been allegedly terrorising residents of the Obingwa council area, adding that he had been on the wanted list of police . The CP said, “The suspect escaped from prison, where most members of his gang had been jailed. “He will be arraigned as soon as investigations are over.”


  1. Grace Aigbokhae

    February 27, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Your own son just for 300,000. this man need to be check Mentally. Gosh..

  2. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    February 27, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Wicked Man

  3. Eunice Aigbokhae

    February 27, 2015 at 7:18 am

    What heartless man

  4. Sandra chinasa Deborah

    February 27, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Am nt just surprise at all since evil thgs hv bn order of d day. Dis world has drastically changed 2 sumthg else just because of money. Nawaoo!

  5. Louis Offor

    February 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Huh??? For the love of money? Indeed…incredible things are happening in this world everyday. So, a father can just take his few months old son and sell him off for a few quids! The heart of man is desperately wicked. Let that man rot in jail if need be.

  6. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    February 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Nawa oh things are happening just because of money u sold out an innocent boy ur son.this is unbelievable

  7. Ndubuisi Oscar

    February 27, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This is very one thing money can cause to any man. But you have to be prayerful to overcome it in life.

  8. tyra bello

    February 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

    foolish man couldn’t work to raise his child… animal

  9. Ability ifeanyi

    February 28, 2015 at 7:03 am

    This is the accurate example of the scripture=For the love of money is the root of all evil,these contented with what they have,and before you know it now this man may join kidnappers if care is not taken