Man arrested after trying to sell himself for $49K


  • Police arrested a 26-year-old Nigerian man after he put himself up for sale for $49,000.
  • The man said he decided to sell himself because of his financial situation.
  • Islamic police arrested him because their religion forbids any attempt to sell oneself.

In Nigeria, police arrested a 26-year-old man who put himself up for sale to escape “poverty.”

Prior to his arrest, Aliyu Na Idris told journalists he was selling himself for 20 million naira ($49,000) because he was struggling financially.

“The decision to sell myself was due to poverty,” Idris said. “I plan to give my parents 10 million naira ($24,000) when I eventually get a buyer, pay five million naira ($12,000) as tax to the government, give two million naira ($5,000) to anyone who helped me get a buyer and keep the remaining for daily upkeep.”

The Islamic police arrested the 26-year-old because his actions violated their religious beliefs. Harun Ibn Sina, Commander of the state’s Islamic police, spoke to BBC on the matter.

“Yes we arrested him on Tuesday and he spent the night with us,” Sina said. “What he did is forbidden in Islam. You can’t try to sell yourself no matter your condition or situation.”

Source: Oddity Central

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