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By James Ojo

Kano State Police Command on Wednesday nabbed a couple and a nurse over an attempt to forcefully buy a five-year-old boy from his mother.

Disclosing this while parading the suspects, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, noted that the suspects were apprehended on October 10, following a tip-off by one Hajiya Fatima who offered to sell her baby in a plot to arrest 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,” he was quoted as saying by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

He went on to reveal 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.

According to him, the nurse intended to buy the baby for a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bob-manuel, who came to Kano from Rivers State to adopt a baby because they were married for 12 years without a child.

The PPRO stated that the nurse confessed to having committed the offence, while the couple denied the offence.

He added that investigation is still ongoing, adding that the suspects would be charged to court.

“The couple told the Police that the nurse was deceiving them, that they came to Kano orphanage home with all their supporting documents to adopt a child legitimately and that they don ’t know Hajiya Fatima ,” Majiya said.

Author: Cerebral Lemon