The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Zamfara State have arrested a woman for allegedly trying to sell her rival’s two-year-old child.
The suspect whose name is given as Aisha Ibrahim was reportedly arrested on January 8, by the police at the Tullukawa area of Gusau Local Government Area of the state, Naija News understands.
Confessing the crime after her arrest, the Nigerien citizen told the security operatives that she had tried to sell the child which belongs to her co-wife in order to raise money for her basic needs.
Briefing newsmen at the state capital, Gusau on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, said the suspect who hails from Danyade Kaya village in Maradi, Niger Republic, was arrested with her co-wife’s two-year-old child whom she confessed to having stolen from her co-wife in retaliation to the theft and sale of her son by the co-wife.
However, she later confessed that the reason for the theft was to sell the child and raise money for her day-to-day needs.
“She will be handed over to Nigeria Immigration Service for further necessary action,” the PUNCH Metro quoted the CP as saying.
Elkanah charged members of the public to acknowledge the effort of the security agencies in fighting crimes and criminalities in the state.
He also urged them to continue to pray for the sustenance of peace and tranquillity in Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole.
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