Ghanaian man sells 1-year-old daughter for $500k, seeks advice on how to tell wife (video)

A young Ghanaian man who has confessed to selling his 1-year-old daughter for $500,000 (5,025,000) without his wife’s knowledge or consent is seeking advice on how to disclose it to her because she keeps asking about the child.

According to the man who ran to TV3’s Confessions to seek guidance, life’s challenges made him sign adoption papers to give the little girl to an unknown couple in the United States of America, but he didn’t tell his wife the whole truth.

“I have been married for some years, and we have two children. A year ago, I told my wife that my brother in the States is preparing documents to take one of our daughters abroad because it’s not been good for us for some time. We were facing difficulties and all that.

So due to that, she agreed.

“I didn’t tell her the actual thing. What happened was that I sent our daughter away, and she’s never coming back. I signed off the adoption papers.

“There’s a man and his wife in the States who are finding it difficult to give birth. Somebody linked me to them. They told me they have half a million dollars in exchange for a child. This money could change my life and my wife’s life. Things were so difficult. And from where I am coming from, and my wife is coming from, there’s no help,” the man whose identity remains secret told Miss Nancy, the host of Confessions.

He said his wife has been asking about the child eight months after sending her away to people whom they have no contact with and don’t know how to trace.

As to what he used the $500,000 for, he said he has managed to set up lucrative businesses such as import and export and crude oil that have made turned their lives around.

He, however, says he misses his child but wouldn’t want to have her back if that would mean losing the wealth he, his wife, and little son are currently enjoying.

Meanwhile, child rights advocate, Bright Appiah said that the man treated both his wife and child unfairly, adding that his conduct raises a lot of legal and moral issues.

Adding his voice to the matter, Kelly Daniels, a relationship consultant and family advisor, cautioned against giving birth to children without having the means to take care of them.

He also spoke against the increasing get-rich-quick trend that is permeating society, where people become wealthy overnight without being asked questions about the source of their wealth.

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