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Man exchanges kidnapped boy for 2 bags of rice

By Mason White 11:00 AM February 27, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A little boy was sold into slavery for two bags of rice valued at $120.

The incident began when a man kidnapped a boy, 15-year-old Seun Aderinwale, in Lagos, Nigeria.

On Monday, the man came to the rice shop owned by Iya Ibrahim. After being told the price of the rice the man said that he doesn’t have the money, but agreed to leave the boy as collateral until he is able to pay for the rice.

However, the man never returned. Later, a local pastor saw the boy crying. The boy told the pastor that he was kidnapped and sold for two bags of rice.

The pastor decided to help the child and began negotiating his release. The shop owner agreed to forgo payment on one bag of rice and a church employee agreed to pay for the second bag of rice.

A police spokesperson said that police were not notified about the incident and no charges were filed.