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In Dambai Woman sentenced for 'selling' her own son

The woman, Lydia Dotse, gave her son out to one Mawuli Nyadzo for a fee of GHC 300 to work for a period of two years on the Volta Lake.

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A Magistrate Court in Dambai has sentenced a middle-aged woman to 12 months imprisonment for trafficking her 8-year-old son.

The woman, Lydia Dotse, gave her son out to one Mawuli Nyadzo for a fee of GHC 300 to work for a period of two years on the Volta Lake.

Mr Nyadzo who lives in the Krachi-East District of the Volta Region had paid an initial GHC100 and promised to pay the balance of GHC200 at a later time.

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Director of anti-trafficking agency, Partners in Community Development Programme, George Achibra, told Accra-based Joy FM that the intervention by the police saved the little boy.

“The police in Krachi had been tipped off and followed up to orchestrate the arrest of the man and rescue the boy”, he said.

“The mother was also arrested for accepting the GHC100 from the man and charged with conspiracy to traffic and trafficking of her son”, he added.

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The Magistrate Court at Dambai sentenced both Mawuli Nyadzo and the mother of the boy, Lydia Dotse to 12 months imprisonment each with hard labour.

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