An upcoming Nollywood actor has been arrested in Lagos for selling his 2-year-old son for N300, 000(Three Hundred Thousand Naira).
Kanayo Awurum(pictured on location ) hails from Owerri, the Imo State capital and took up residence at Uyo in Akwa-Ibom after attending Imo State University.
Trained as a painter, he later veered into the movie industry where he featured in seven nollywood flicks. In all the movies, he was cast as waka pass.
Sources told OrijoReporter that Kanayo’s economic power became terribly bad when he could not further get the supporting cast and had to relocate to Lagos where he reunited with his girlfriend, Ugochukwu Kelechi who bore him a boy about two years ago.
The couple were living together at Ikotun in Alimosho Local Government Area.
It was in Lagos that evil crept into his heart when he told Kelechi about his intention to use their son for a loan, with a promise that after three months, he would offset the loan and claim the boy back.
The woman was said to have objected to the plot to use their son who was under the care of a relation in Owerri.
However, Kanayo’s friend, Ibe Emmanuel allegedly advised him to sell off the boy rather than using him as a collateral for a loan.
It was alleged that Ibe even went ahead to assist in looking for a buyer and found one in Port Harcourt where the boy, Chukwunonyerum Samuel, was allegedly sold to one Mrs. Chinwe for N300,000.
Ibe who assisted in getting a buyer was allegedly given N50,000.
Kanayo was said to have used part of the proceeds to rent a self-contained room at Ikotun and paid for a year and half.
It was gathered that after some time, one of his relatives called him for a house painting contract in Owerri. He proceeded to Owerri from where he called Kelechi and told her that the landlord should
rent out the self-contained room in Lagos to another person
It was further gathered that Kelechi became suspicious of Kanayo’s relocation and informed their landlord about his plot to use her son as collateral for a loan. The matter was reported by them to Ikotun Police station where it was transferred to Lagos State Police Command.
The suspect was tracked down and arrested by Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) and upon interrogation, he allegedly confessed to the police that he sold his son.