A couple could not hide their joy after stealing a newborn baby by throwing a grand party to welcome the baby in their party.
The Woman identified as Maryam Sadiq, 22, and her husband, Abubakar Sadiq, 50, has been nabbed by the Kano State Police Command for kidnapping a day-old baby boy from a hospital.
What The Police Have To Say Regarding The Crime
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who happens to be the spokesperson of the command, revealed in a statement on Saturday, September 11, that Maryam abducted one of the newborn male twins immediately after she discovered that their aunt who was taking care of them was asleep.
According to the PPRO, after the theft, the couple threw a grand party to celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of a male child in their family.
Maryam Gets Interrogated
In the course of interrogation, Maryam reiterated that she carried out the act under the instruction of her hubby who has been eager to get a male child.
” On September 9 this year, around 3 pm, one individual called Rabiu Muhammed, male, of Gayawa Quarters, Ungogo LGA Kano, reported at the police station that one of his newly- born male twin babies has disappeared, at about 1: 30 in the afternoon on that same fateful day, ” the statement reads.
” He revealed his wife delivered of the twins on September 8, 2021, at Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital in Kano, and was admitted. His sister-in-law who was taking care of the babies in the corridor of the maternity ward slept off. She woke up and did not see the baby.
” Upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, ordered a team of detectives led by one SP Daniel Itse Amah to rescue the baby and apprehend the offenders.
‘ The team of detectives quickly stormed the scene and initiated a thorough search. The said hospital was sealed off and thoroughly combed, but the baby could not be found immediately.
” Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence aided in the apprehension of a female called Maryam Sadiq, 22 years of age, and her husband, one Abubakar Sadiq, 50 years old, all of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Kano. The baby was recovered from them in their home.
” After interrogating the female suspect, she confessed that she took away the baby from the hospital and carried out the evil act under the influence of her hubby who has been longing for a male kid.
” Before they were apprehended, the suspects were reported to have thrown a party to celebrate the arrival of the male kid in their family, which raised eyebrows since neighbors knew Maryam wasn’t pregnant.
Meanwhile, the newborn male child has been reunited with his parents. Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, who is the Commissioner of Police, directed that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for a thorough investigation. Suspects will be arraigned to court upon successful investigation.