Woman who stole 7-day-old baby arrested

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BY TAYE OBATERU & MARIE-THERESE      NANLONG

JOS — The Plateau State Police command, yesterday, paraded the  woman who, last week, stole a seven-day old baby in Bokkos Local Government Area and her accomplice who had faked a pregnancy to con her husband for seven months.

Parading the two alongside other suspects, state Commissioner of Police Mr. Chris Olakpe, said the housewife, Chundung Lagi Jugu, allegedly colluded with Elizabeth Zakari to steal the baby boy whose mother was on admission to justify the fake pregnancy.

According to him,“The suspects deceived one Mrs. Juliana Zakari who was delivered of a baby boy through caesarian operation after one week while she was still on admission that the governor’s wife was visiting Bokkos Local Government Area to assist all women who had their babies through caesarian operation and they took away her one-week old baby to an unknown destination.”

He said the suspects were arrested in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

Also paraded were three suspected killers of a nine-year-old girl whose corpse was found with vital parts removed in an uncompleted building in Fillin-Sukwa area of Jos.

The girl had been declared missing when she did not return after her grandmother sent her on an errand.

The commissioner said two of the suspects had confessed that they were contracted by one Aminu Saleh, to get a girl for N400,000 which made them to trick the unsuspecting girl identified as Umi Salma and kidnapped her.

He said the two confessed to having earlier sold a 12-year-old girl to the same Aminu Saleh for N300,000 but claimed he was yet to pay them for the last deal.

A 53-year old man alleged to have raped a 10-year old girl was also paraded.

Another middled aged man was paraded for alleged robbery, snatching a Toyota Corolla car from a lady at Zarmanganda area of Jos while  two others were alleged to have stolen a Honda car from a shop.

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