Police Rescue Six-Year-Old Child Sold For N100,000

Hajara Ashiru,  who was kidnapped and sold for N100,000 in Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued a six-year-old child, Hajara Ashiru,  who was kidnapped and sold for N100,000 in Kaduna State.

This was made known by the spokesman for the command, Mohammed Jalige, in a statement he issued on Thursday.

He said that the police detained Safiya Iliyasu, a neighbour of the parents of the child who had been paid N5,000 out of the N100,000.

“On the 23rd January, 2023 at about 0400hours the Command received a report that one Hajara Ashiru ‘f’ 6yrs old was missing and the Command immediately mobilised operatives, (who) swung into action and one Safiya Iliyasu ‘f’ 32yrs who is a neighbour to the parents of the missing child was arrested and interrogated.

“During the course of investigation, the following suspects were equally arrested; (1) Hussaina Adamu ‘f’ 45yrs old of Hayin Mal. Bello and (2) Rukayya Abubakar ‘f’ 32yrs old of Dirkaniya Quarters Kaduna in connection to the disappearance of the child. 

“The victim was rescued unhurt after having been sold for the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) in which a part payment of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) was made to the prime suspect Safiya Iliyasu. 

“The victim has since been handed over to her parents."

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