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The poverty currently ravaging the country is gradually making citizens devise various means of staying afloat, either legally or illegally.

This situation led to a middle-aged man identified asMallam Yusuf Bala, to abandon his five-year-old son for abag of rice at the Singer Market in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State, KanoNewsToday reports.

It was gathered that Mallam Bala had gone to the market with his young son and approached the rice dealer who gave his name asAlhaji Suleiman Bagudu, to buy a bag of rice. He then told Bagudu that he had forgotten the money at home and needed to hurry home to bring the money.

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He reportedly left with the bag of rice while he left his son behind, promising to come back with the money, about N14,000, in a short while.But six hours after, Mallam Bala had notreturned with the money and to collect his son from the custody of Alhaji Bagudu.

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