Police In Kano Arrest Kidnappers Of Day-Old Baby, After Throwing Party

Police In Kano Arrest Kidnappers Of Day-Old Baby, After Throwing Party

 By Ibrahim Ismail, Kano 

The Kano state Police command has arrested kidnappers of one of the twin newborn babies at Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Kano. O

ne Rabi’u Muhammad of Gayawa quarters, Ungogo local government area of Kano state, had reported that one of his newly-born male twin babies  was missing. 

He stated that his wife was admitted and gave birth to twins at Muhammad Abdullahi Wase teaching hospital Kano. He said that his sister in-law who was looking after the babies at the corridor of the Maternity ward slept off, and when she woke up, she did not see one of the children. 

Upon receiving the report, the commissioner of Police, Kano state Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko,  raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Daniel Itse Amah to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits. 

The team immediately stormed the scene and launched a search. The Hospital was sealed off and thoroughly combed, but the child could not be found immediately. 

Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence sharing led to the arrest of one Maryam Sadiq, 22  years old, and her husband one Abubakar Sadiq, 50 years old, all of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Kano.

The Child was recovered from them in their home. On preliminary investigation, Maryam confessed that the child was taken away from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Kano and that she carried out the act under the influence of her husband who has been longing for a male child. 

Before their arrest, the suspects were said to have thrown a party to celebrate the arrival of a male child in their family, which triggered doubts since neighbours knew Maryam was not pregnant. 

Meanwhile, the new born baby has been re-united with his parents.

The Commissioner ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation.

Suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation, the police said.

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