A 6-year-old stolen child who was earlier sold for N100 000 has been rescued by the Kaduna State Police Command.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the Command immediately mobilised Operatives, and swung into action on 23rd January 2023 after receiving a report that the victim Hajara Ashiru was missing.
Police investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman identified as Safiya Iliyasu who is a neighbour to the parents of the missing child.
During the investigation, two other suspects were equally arrested in connection to the disappearance of the child.
The two arrested suspects are Hussaina Adamu old of Hayin Mal. Bello and Rukayya Abubakar of Dirkaniya Quarters Kaduna.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that 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 spokesperson of the Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige said the victim has since been handed over to her parents. The case is under investigation and will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction on completion.”
In a related development, operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command arrested 13 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.
According to the Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige in the course of investigations into some of these cases, several recoveries were made which include (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.
Giving a breakdown of the cases, DSP Muhammed Jalige said on 27th January 2023 at about 11. Following credible intelligence on the activities of unlawful trading of the Re-designed Naira Notes, DPO Sabon Gari Zaria led his patrol team to Dadi motor park Sabon Gari Zaria where they raided and arrested two currency hawkers, Dalhatu Yusuf and Muhammad Kabir all of Samaru Zaria and recovered different denominations of both old and the redesigned Naira Note from them.