A man in Owerri, Imo state has been apprehended for trying to sell his 7 children including a set of triplet.
Mr. Israel Dike, 44, from Obowo LGA was seen in public wheeling the children to an unknown destination before being apprehended by the ministry of women affairs.
On his reason, he said he was very broke and he needed to sell the children in order to raise money in bringing up the others at home. He also blamed the state governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha saying he made some promises to him which he is yet to fulfill.
The commissioner of the ministry Mrs. Nma Oyechere said the man is very disturbed, psychologically unstable and needs help. She said if it wasn’t for a timely tip off from the public, the fate of the kids would have been different. Saying the children will be given off to foster homes where they will be taken care of and Mr. Dike’s wife will be advised to go for family planning.