19-year old man sells younger brother for N20K to pay bride price, blames the devil
– A man has been arrested for selling his six-year old brother
– The man, 19, said he sold his younger brother to a ritualist to realise money to pay for bride price
– He also said he sold his brother on credit to the ritualist at N20,000
A 19-year old man has been arrested for selling his six-year old brother at the Nagenu village in Katcha local government area in order to raise money for his bride price.
Aliyu Basala Mohammed sold his brother to one Legbo from Afuwagi village in Mokwa Local government of the state for ritual purpose.
Confessing at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID), Mohammed said he took his younger brother, Yamusa Ibrahim Yakutchi to Legbo, a notorious criminal and ritualist on credit.
He said he also hoped to use the money to pay his 14-year-old bride to be’s price.
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According to Mohammed Legbo, who is now on the run with the victim was expected to pay him the N20,000 after completion of the ritual.
Bisala attributed his action to the handiwork of the devil, saying he had intended to use part of the N20, 000 proceeds from sale of his younger brother to pay the bride price of his wife to be, Fatima who is also from the same village.
“I blame the devil for pushing me to plot the evil plans and to carrying it out against the little boy who I cannot tell of his whereabouts with Legbo as at now”, Bisala, who rarely spoke Hausa except Nupe said as he sobs profusely in regrets for his actions.
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“I am a bachelor, I was only enrolled in an Islamic school during my childhood days by my parents and my parents could not afford to enroll me for western education while I only speak our local dialect, Nupe language because I cannot speak or understand Hausa language too.”
“Legbo who is about 30 years old and an indigene of Afuagi in Mokwa Local Government could not be found when the police visited his village to arrest him.”
Although the manhunt for Legbo is still ongoing, the police public relations officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the command is making frantic effort to arrest the fleeing suspected ritualist, Legbo and possibly rescue the little boy.