Three suspects in connection with the theft of a three-day-old baby in Rigasa in the Igabi local government area of the state have been arrested by officers from the Kaduna State Police Command.
The Command’s public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said that Kaduna’s stolen baby shortly after birth was found by a team of command detectives in Bauchi state.
Jalige said that among those detained by the command in connection with the crime are a couple and another accomplice.
He identified the suspects as 30-year-old Kabir Suleiman (husband), 19-year-old Aisha Musa (wife) and 27-year-old Salamatu Musa, all from Abuja Street, Rigasa, a suburb of the state.
The police spokesman said they all confessed to the crime and would soon be charged in court for prosecution.
Jalige cited State Police Commissioner Umar Muri, who warned parents to distrust those they entrust their children to to avoid unpleasant consequences.
A statement from Jalige on the matter on Friday read: “On November 9, 2020, the Kaduna State Police Command received a complaint regarding the disappearance of a three (3) day old baby. Upon receiving the complaint, the commando agents immediately took action, gathered enough information and managed to arrest the suspects, namely; Kabiru Suleiman 30 years (husband), Aisha Musa 19 years (wife) and Salamatu Musa 27 years, all residents of Abuja Road Rigasa.
“It is noteworthy that the suspects began to nurture the evil plan during the initial period of pregnancy by approaching the expectant mother in the disguise of friendship and managing to take the baby to an unknown place three days after delivery.
“The suspects were arrested by Commando operatives on November 26, 2020 at around 1:00 p.m. at their hideout in Unguwan Baraya Jos Road, Bauchi, Bauchi State, and the baby was safely recovered and later delivered to His parents. After the investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime and will be charged before the court to face the consequences of their action.
“In light of the above, Kaduna Command Police Commissioner CP Umar M. Muri is asking the people of Kaduna state to be wary of whom they entrust their children and wards, to avoid a repeat of that incident, since children are a precious gift of God that must be guided ”.