20-year-old Stanley Sunday and his girlfriend, Onyinyechi Ikechukwu, on Tuesday, were sentenced to 20-day imprisonment for selling their two-month-old son for N300,000.
They were given an option of paying N3,000 each in lieu of going to jail.
The convicts, who are residents of Idu, in Karmo area of Abuja, were arraigned on one count of selling of minor for an unlawful purpose at the Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja
They both pleaded guilty to the offence and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.
He added that during Police investigation, the convicts confessed that they sold their baby to one Chioma Ubor, who is currently at large, for the sum of N300,000.
Musa also said the offence contravened the provision of Section 278 of the Penal code.
The Chief Magistrate, Ahmed Ndajiwo, therefore, sentenced the convicts.
He, however, gave them the option to pay N3,000 each as fine.