A man and his wife have been arrested by the Nasarawa state police command for allegedly stealing their neighbour’s 2-year-old son.
DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Command’s Public Relations Officer said the father of the victim, Adamu Abdullahi of Orange market Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area, filed a complaint to the police on August 13, at about 3:30 p.m., that his two-year-old son was missing for almost two weeks.
Abdullahi also told the police that he had received a phone call on the same day from an unknown person demanding a ransom of N2 million.
Police detectives were immediately deployed in search of the missing child, and their efforts led to the arrest of the prime suspect and three accomplices.
Upon interrogation, the prime suspect who is Abdullahi’s neighbour confessed to have conspired with the other suspects, all of Orange market, to steal the child. The suspect also revealed to the detectives that he handed the child over to his wife, who took him to Katsina State.
The police trailed the wife to Katsina state, arrested her and recovered the child, who was reunited with his parents. The prime suspect, Abubakar Saidu who spoke to newsmen said;
“I have no reason for keeping the child because the parents are my neighbours. I regretted my action for stealing the child.’’
His wife, Salamatu Abubakar also said;
“I know the child and I know the parents, they are my neighbors. I am ashamed of myself for taken part in the abduction of the child. My husband handed over the child to me and I took him to Kastina State for safe keeping pending when they pay the N2million. I gave birth to children, but all of them are dead.”