Salima Lawal (30), has been apprehended by the Katsina State Police Command for attempting to sell her own twins for the sum of N350,000.
The twin girls , named Hassana and Hussaina were reportedly just thirty-two days old.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana confirmed this while briefing newsmen just before parading the woman alongside other suspects arrested for other criminal offenses in the state on Wednesday.
CP Gwana stated that Salima’s decision to sell her babies could be as a result of Frustration and Economic hardship in the country.
According to the commissioner, Salima was arrested after a tip-off information was received from a good samaritan, identified as one Babangida who posed as a Buyer.
“On 2/12/2017 at about 21:00hrs, the Command based on a tip-off arrested one Salima Lawal aged 30yrs of Marabar Kankara, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state who had negotiated to sell her twin children at the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N350,000:00K) to one good Samaritan in Ruwan Godiya village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
“Case is under investigation” CP Gwana said.
Sources report that Salima met her shellacking when she insisted on selling the twin girls for the sum of N400,000 but later settled for N350,000.
Reports also state that Salima was married with two kids earlier and later had a baby, including the set of twins for her present husband who maintains that he had divorced her two years ago.
When interviewed on what led her to the act, Salima ended up Blaiming the devil.