Couple Arrested for Trying to Buy Baby for N13,000 in Kano

Couple Arrested for Trying to Buy Baby for N13,000 in Kano

A couple and others have been arrested by the Police in Kano while negotiating for the purchase of a four-month-old baby.
 The police have arrested four persons for paying N13,000 to buy a five-month-old baby boy.

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Appearing before a magistrate’s court in Kano on Friday, the  suspects pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Aminu Fagge, who presided over the case, granted the four suspects bail.

Fagge imposed N300,000 bail condition on each of the four suspects.

Among the suspects were Itohan Pius, 32, of ECWA Eye Hospital Kano; a
couple from Rivers State, Sandra Bob-Manuel, 39;Charles Bob-Manuel, 42;
and one Charles Akindoji, 30, from Kaduna State.

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The suspects are standing trial on a two counts of “criminal conspiracy
and buying or selling minor for immoral purpose, which contravene the
provisions of sections 97 and 278 of the penal code.”

The police prosecutor, Yusuf Sale, told the court that the suspects
committed the offence on October 10, in Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano.

According to Sale, the accused approached one Fatima Ahmad, mother of the baby, to buy the child.

“The suspects paid N13,000 out of the negotiated N15,000 to buy the
boy but Fatima later reported the matter to the police and we effected
the arrest of the suspects,”
he said.

The case was adjourned to November 15.

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