Police Arrest Couple, Nurse Over Child Theft

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A couple and a nurse in Kano State suspected to have bought a five-year-old boy are cooling their feet in the cell of the police command.

DSP Magaji Majiya, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command while parading the suspects in Kano on Wednesday, said the suspects were apprehended on Oct. 10 following a tip-off by one Hajiya Fatima who offered to sell her baby in order to plot for the arrest of the suspects.

“We received information from Hajiya Fatima that someone wants to buy her baby. So we told her to tell them she has agreed to sell the boy. The suspects bought the baby at the rate of N15,000 and paid N13,000 as part payment,” the police spokesperson affirmed.

Majiya said that one of the suspects, Itopam Pious, who claimed to be a nurse at ECWA Eye Hospital Kano, was arrested while trying to confiscate the baby from his mother.