Yusuf Bala, on Sunday at Singer Market, Fagge Local Government Area of
Kano State forfeited his five-year-old son for a bag of rice.
approached the rice dealer, Alhaji Suleiman Bagudu, to buy a bag of
rice, which he carried home but left his son, with a promise to rush
home to bring the money for the foodstuff.
became suspicious, following the Bala’s prolonged absence, a situation
that prompted the trader to interrogate the toddler he left behind.
innocently led the rice dealer to their home, located at the abattoir
area of Koki in Dala Local Government Area of the state.
the rice dealer arrived his home, alongside his child, Bala openly
confessed that he was financially handicapped, hence his unbecoming
conduct by abandoning his son as a last resort.
explanation, the rice dealer donated the bag of rice to him and handed
over the boy to his father.
Police Public Relations Officer, Kano State Police Command, DSP Musa
Magaji Majia, said the incident had not been reported to him, promising
to brief the press as soon as the aggrieved party reported the incident.
But as of the time of filing this report, Majia had not called our