Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a woman, Mrs. Blessing Jeremiah, for abducting a three-year-old girl in Minna.
The Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday, November 10, 2023, said the 51-year-old woman stole the child identified as Rahanat Abubakar, from a compound in Tudun-Natsira area of Minna.
According to the PPRO, the woman was apprehended at a luxurious bus park while attempting to board a vehicle with the child.
During interrogation, she claimed that one Mama Ejima contracted her to get a female child at the rate of N530,000.
“On 25/10/2023 at about 1930hrs, one Mrs. Blessing Jeremiah 51yrs of Keteren-Gwari, Minna was seen at luxurious bus park around Maitumbi bye-pass Minna, in an attempt to board a bus to travel with a 3yr old girl suspected to have been abducted,” the statement read.
“Police operatives attached to Tudun-Wada Div were immediately drafted to the park and arrested the suspect with the girl child.
“During interrogation, she confessed that she took the child named Rahanat Abubakar from a compound in Tudun-Natsira area of Minna on the same date at about 1800hrs.
“She claimed that she intended to take the child to one Mrs. Ejima at Nnewi, Anambra State who contracted her to get a female child for her at the rate of five hundred and thirty thousand naira, while a sum of two hundred and thirty thousand naira was recovered from the suspect.
“However, the girl child has been reunited with her family, case is under investigation at SCID Minna as effort is ongoing to apprehend the said Mrs. Ejima.”