The operatives of Nigerian Police Force in Katsina State have arrested a young mother for allegedly attempting to sell her twin babies who are less than two months old.
The young mum and her twins
A 30-years-old woman identified as Salima Lawal, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command in attempt to sell her own twins for the sum of N350,000.
The twin girls who were named; Hassana and Hussaina, were said to be just thirty-two days old. The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana, said Salima’s decision to sell the baby could not be unconnected to frustration and the present economic hardship in the country.
The Commissioner said Salima was arrested following a tip off information by a good Samaritan, one Babangida who posed as a buyer. Salima met her waterloo when she insisted on selling the twins baby for the sum of N400,000 but later settled for N350,000.
It was also gathered that she was married with two kids earlier and later had a baby, including the set of twins for her present husband who claimed he had divorced her two years ago.
The commissioner urged people to continue to assist police with information that would assist in curbing criminal acts in the state, adding that the woman would be charged to court.
Interacting with Salima on what led her to the act, She couldn’t give a tangible reason, but put the blame on the devil.