The police in Kaduna state have rescued a 6-year-old stolen child who was sold for N100 000.
According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Muhammed Jalige, its operatives on the 23rd January, 2023 at about 4am, received a report that one Hajara Ashiru ?f? 6yrs old was missing and the Command immediately mobilized.
The police say its operatives swung into action and one Safiya Iliyasu, 32, who is a neighbour to the parents of the missing child was arrested and interrogated.
During the course of investigation the following suspects were equally arrested; (1) Hussaina Adamu ?f? 45yrs old of Hayin Mal. Bello and (2) Rukayya Abubakar ?f? 32yrs old of Dirkaniya Quaters Kaduna in connection to the disappearance of the child. The victim was rescued unhurt after having been sold for the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) in which a part payment of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) was made to the prime suspect Safiya Iliyasu. The victim has since been handed over to her parents. Case under investigation and will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction on completion.? Jalige said
The police command also mentioned that its operatives have arrested thirteen suspects in January for various crimes which included banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal trafficking in firearms, theft, child stealing, illegal trading of currency and other heinous crimes.
Jalige said in the course of investigations into some of these cases, a number of recoveries were made which included one (1) AK47 Rifle, three (3) locally made fabricated revolver rifles, two (2) motorcycles, fifteen (15) cartridges, nine hundred and twenty-five naira (925,000.00) cash and three (3) mobile phones.