A grandmother has been arrested by the Abia police command on Tuesday for allegedly selling her three-year-old grandson to a ritualist.
DSP Udeviotu Onyeke, the command’s spokesperson, in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), explained that that the woman had been remanded in Umuobiakwa as investigation continues.
He revealed that they were trying to determine the sanity of the woman who is said to hail from Onitsha Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government of the state.
She had left the village with the child and returned a week later to report that he was missing, and sources in the village disclosed that it was her response during the questioning that triggered suspicion over the boy’s whereabouts.
The woman whose name has not been revealed, allegedly told the police that she sold the boy for N100, 000 to a native doctor in Akwa Ibom to buy a motorcycle before end of the year.
She has since changed her statement, claiming that the boy was with her sister in Aba, but the police have vowed to unravel the mystery the whereabouts of the three-year-old boy.