From Samuel Duodu, Fiapre.
The Fiapre Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Benjamin Osei Yaw, has sentenced a-27-year-old beans seller, who attempted to sell her baby girl for GH¢5,000 at Ntotroso in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo Region to 10 years imprisonment.
Anitatu Dauda was charged with child trafficking. She pleaded not guilty.
The court also ordered that the Department of Social Welfare should take custody of the child.
Prosecuting, Police Superintendent (Supt), F. K. Agyei told the court that the complainant was a contractor and on August 19, 2010, while he (complainant) was out of his office the accused went there and met a security officer in his absence.
He said, the accused told the security officer that she wanted to see the complainant for some discussions.
The security officer, according to the prosecutor inquired from Anitatu what the issue was, she then told the security officer that she wanted to sell her daughter.
Supt. Agyei said the security officer called the complainant and informed him about what had transpired between him and Anitatu.
He said the complainant then told the security officer to let Anitatu wait since he was on his way to the office.
The prosecutor said Anitatu repeated her resolve to sell her daughter to the complainant when he finally met her.
Supt. Agyei told the court that the complainant then feigned interest to buy the baby and therefore alerted the police, who later arrested Anitatu.