The Kano state police command have arrested a nurse, barren couple for buying a five-year-old boy at the rate of N15,000 in Kano.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, who paraded the suspects in Kano on Wednesday, said that the suspects were apprehended on October 10, following a tip-off by one Hajiya Fatima who connived with the police in a plot to arrest the suspects.
“We received information from Hajiya Fatima that someone wants to buy her baby. So we told her to tell them she has agreed to sell the boy.
“The suspects bought the baby at the rate of N15,000 and paid N13,000 as part payment.”
According to him, the nurse intended to buy the baby for a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bob-manuel, who came to Kano from Rivers State to adopt a baby because they were married for 12 years without a child.
Majiya added that the nurse confessed to having committed the offense, while the couple denied the offense.
He said that investigation is still ongoing, adding that the suspects would be charged to court.