30-year-old woman, Salima Lawal who was arrested for attempting to sell her 32-day-old twin for N350, 000 has been sentenced to 10 months in jail.
Lawal was arrested by the men of the Katsina state police command in December last year for allegedly attempting to sell her two month twin baby girls.
A Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court sentenced Lawal to 10 months in jail.
The court, however, gave the convict, a resident of Marabar-Kankara, Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state an option of N10,000 fine.
The presiding magistrate, Nuradeen El-Laden, in his judgment on Wednesday evening explained that he gave Lawal a light sentence in view of the health of the twins and that of the mother herself.
He pointed out that a woman attempting to sell her children might have been battling abject poverty.
El-Laden noted that the convict and her babies had spent a number of days in prison custody, adding that Lawal had shown remorse for her action.