Crime

Farmer before court for attempting to sell son

A 25-year-old farmer has been put before Bibiani Circuit Court ,in Ahafo Region for attempting to sell his -fiveyear-old son.

The accused priced his at the cost of GH¢170,000.

Detective Inspector George Asanti Noye told the court presided by Yaw Owoahene Acheampong that the victim is the biological father of accused.

The court heard that the boy lives with the grandmother at Asoredanho, near Bonsu Nkwanta.

Insp Noye said in June, the police at Sefwi Juaboso received information that accused was searching for someone to buy his son.

Insp Noye said police used a witness in the case to disguise as a prospective buyer,  bargained with accused and settled on GH¢170,000.

He said police at Sefwi Juaboso accompanied the witness to Asoredanho and laid ambush.

Insp Noye said accused went for the victim from the grandmother and lied to her that he was taking the child to Bonsu  Nkwanta to school there.

The court heard that accused handed the victim to the prospective buyer at Bonsu Nkwanta.

Insp Noye said the agent together with accused and the victim went to Sefwi Juaboso where it had been agreed that the money will be paid into the account of accused.

Police investigators who were trailing their movement arrested accused while the transaction was about to be effected.

Insp Noye said accused in his caution statement, admitted the offence and was initially arraigned before Sefwi Juaboso Magistrate Court, but the case was moved to the circuit court.

He is expected to reappear before the court on August 9, 2020. – Ghanaweb

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