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By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 10, 2022

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Islamic police in Karo, Nigeria, arrested 26-year-old Aliyu Na Idris on Oct. 26 because he was trying to sell himself for 20 million nara, or about $49,000, Oddity Central reported.

He works as a tailor, but said, "The decision to sell myself was due to poverty. I plan to give my parents 10 million nara when I eventually get a buyer."

Police said what he did was "forbidden in Islam," but he was released the day after his arrest and said the police only gave him advice. [Oddity Central, 11/4/2021]