Court jails father for attempting to sell daughter

Court jails father for attempting to sell daughter

Samuel Kobena Agyemang, who is 35 years old, tried to sell his two-year-old daughter. For this, the Agona Swedru Circuit Court gave him four years of hard labor in prison.

The convict, who is from Aburi Akuapim and lives in Agona Asafo in the Agona East District of the Central Region, tried to sell the daughter, so he could use the money to go to Accra and trade.

Agyemang pleaded not guilty to the charge and said that a friend who had talked to him about selling his daughter was the one who told the police, got him arrested, and brought him to court.

Chief Inspector Isaac Amon told the court, which was presided over by Mr. Jonathan Nunoo, that the accused put pressure on his friend to find a buyer for the daughter, who then told the police about the situation.

The police went to Agona Asafo and pretended to want to buy the child. They negotiated the price, and the convict agreed to sell his daughter for GHS 20,000.00.

After Agyemang got the full amount, he was arrested and taken to court. The police took care of the child.

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