Police in Niger State have arrested one Blessing Jeremiah (51) of Keteten-Gwari area of Minna, Niger State, for allegedly stealing a three years old girl to sell.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, while parading the suspect, said “On 25/10/2023 at about 1930, one Mrs. Blessing Jeremiah of Keteren-Gwari Minna was seen at luxurious bus park around Maitumbi bye-pass, Minna, in an attempt to board a bus to travel with a 3 -year-old girl suspected to have been abducted.”
He said the suspect was arrested by police operatives attached to Tudun-Wada police division with the missing girl child.
He said during interrogation, she confessed that she took the child named Rahanat Abubakar from a compound in Tudun-Natsira area of Minna on the same date around 8pm, and confessed further that she intended to sell the child to one Mrs. Ejima at Nnewi, Anambra State, who contracted her to get a female child for her at the rate of fN530,000, while a sum ofN230,000 was recovered from the suspect.
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Abiodun said the child had been reunited with her family, adding that efforts were on to apprehend the said Mrs. Ejima.