Nasarawa State Police Command says it has arrested one, Rifkatu Haruna, 35 for allegedly stealing a three-year-old male child in the state.
During a parade of the suspect and 18 others on Wednesday in Lafia, the state Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, said Haruna who had been on the wanted list of the police was apprehended in Garaku, in the Kokona Local Government Area of the state following a tip-off received by men of the command.
“The traffickers took the child to Enugu State, but could not sell him, so they brought him back. The suspect ran out of luck and was arrested; other accomplices are still on the run.
“We are now trailing the other suspects and I promise to do everything within the law to ensure that they are apprehended no matter their status in the society,” he added.
The suspect confirmed that she was arrested in Garaku town while returning the baby to his mother but denied belonging to a syndicate, adding that she only helped the woman to rescue her stolen child.
Haruna said, “I am not a member of the gang and I did not steal the baby. I only wanted to help the mother of the child locate her stolen baby. I am innocent of the crime.”