A 35-year old woman, Mrs Rifkatu Haruna was on Wednesday paraded by Police in Nasarawa State for allegedly stealing a three-year-old baby with the intent to sell the baby.

Speaking while parading the suspected trafficker, CP Adesina Soyemi, said the suspects were arrested alongside 18 others at the state police headquarters in Lafia.

CP Adesina said the woman was apprehended in Garaku, Kokona Local Government Area (LGA) following intelligence from their personnel.

He added that from preliminary investigations the woman in collaboration with other people stole the baby from Garaku in Kokona and wanted to sell him to a Prophetess at Enugu State.

He said the traffickers took the child to Enugu but could not sell him, so they brought him back.

“So, the suspect ran out of luck and was arrested but other accomplices are still on the run.

He said the police are trailing other suspects who are still on the run and promised to apprehend them no matter their hideous.

Meanwhile, the suspected human trafficker confirmed that she was arrested in Garaku in Kokona LGA while returning the baby to his mother.

The woman however denied belonging to the syndicate, adding that she only helped the woman to rescue her stolen baby.

According to the woman,” I’m not a member of the syndicate and I didn’t steal the baby. I only want the mother of the child to locate her stolen baby. I’m innocent of the crime,” she said.

The CP also paraded other 18 suspects arrested in different parts of the state for rapping, cultism and dealers of marijuana.

He said the cases were all transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

 

 

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