Woman receives 10 month jail term for attempting to sell her twin babies

A woman identified as Salima Lawal has been sentenced to 10 months in jail by a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Katsina, for attempting to sell her 32-day-old twins for N350,000 in December 2017. Salami was caught in the act and arrested while attempting to sell her babies to a certain lady.


Salami was however, given an option of N10, 000 fine.

While delivering judgment the presiding magistrate, Nuradeen El-Laden, said he gave the nursing mother a light sentence in view of the health of the twins and that of the mother herself. He opined that Salami might have attempted to sell her babies due to financial constrains.

The magistrate added that Salami who has been in prison custody since her arrest, had shown remorse for her action and has promised never to repeat such an act again.

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