The suspect, from Plateau state, reportedly sold his wife to ritualists for a sum of N800,000.
A man in Plateau state has been arrested by the police after he allegedly sold his wife to ritualists for N800,000.
Maimako Shephang is said to have deceived his wife, Agnes into going to fetch firewood but when they arrived at a wooded area, he allegedly handed her over to two men in masks.
However, the deal supposedly got cancelled because the “Juju men” wanted a virgin.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Oki:
“I asked the man how much he sold his wife for and he said eight hundred thousand naira (N800, 000) and was paid the sum of four hundred thousand naira (N400, 000) so far.
The man who is currently awaiting trial however blamed the devil for his action and asked me to pray for him.”
The spokesperson for the Plateau state police force, Abuh Emmanuel told AFP:
“The man lured his wife to a bush under the pretext of fetching firewood and sold her to two ritualists for 800,000 naira.
“When the ritualists discovered that the woman was the man’s wife, they asked her to go because she could not be used for the sacrifice,”
“The suspects are in our custody and will be taken to court for criminal conspiracy and an attempted murder,”
He added that the man and his two cohorts had been arrested after the man’s wife reported the case to the police.