A 40-year old woman identify as Salomi Jerome, and her husband, Igina Salomi, has been arrested for allegedly trafficking a stolen baby from Delta to Kano.
It was gathered that the couple were arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board.
The arrest was confirmed in a statement by the commander-General of the board, Dr Harun Ibn-sina.
He disclosed this in a statement issued by the spokesperson, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, on Tuesday, May 18.
According to the statement, the suspects were arrested by Hisbah officials attached to motor parks, who suspected a foul play.
He said the woman, a resident of in Ungogo Local Govt Area of the state, had pretended to be breastfeeding the baby when she was accosted by Hisbah officials.
According to the Hisbah boss, the woman initially claimed to have given birth to the baby but later confessed to having bought the baby from a nurse at a hospital in Delta at the sum of N900,000.
The statement added:
“We further discovered that the alleged husband contributed N150 ,000 while she contributed N 350 ,000 as they raised N900 , 000 to buy the baby. We have handed over the matter to the police for further investigation into the matter.”
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