Isah Aliyu, a 30 year-old man has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for attempting to sell his nine years old son for N7m.
Aliyu had contacted one Magaji Atiku for the sale with asking price of N10m which was negotiated to N7m.
When Atiku saw Aliyu was serious about the sale, he contacted the police and Aliyu was arrested.
He was subsequently charged under the Niger state Child's Right Act.
Aliyu pleaded guilty to the charges and alleged poverty as the cause of his action.
The Chief Magistrate, Hassan Mohammed of Magistrate Court in Minna sentenced him to five years imprisonment without option of fine.