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Kano Police Apprehend Couple For Stealing Day-Old Baby



The Kano State Police command yesterday, arrested a 22-year-old Maryam Sadiq and her husband, Abubakar Sadiq for allegedly stealing a day-old baby at the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano.

Parading the culprits at the Bompai Police headquarters, the police declared that the male child, delivered yesterday, along his twin brother was taken away from the hospital bed.

According to the police spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command received the report, after which a team of intelligence officers was deployed. He said the baby was recovered successfully and culprits arrested in less than 12 hours after the incident.

According to the PPRO, part of the confession received from the prime suspect was that, she embarked on the dastardly mission to satisfy her husband, who has continually bugging her life to produce a male child for him.

The Police spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation, while the suspects be charged to court as soon as investigation is complete, stressing that the baby has been handed over to his mother.

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