Couple arrested for kidnapping day-old baby boy from hospital and throwing party to celebrate ‘arrival of male child in their family’

A couple have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for kidnapping a day-old baby from a hospital in the state.

It was gathered that the 22-year-old woman, Maryam Sadiq and her husband, Abubakar Sadiq, abducted a baby boy from the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano state.

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Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Friday, September 10, revealed Maryam abducted one of newborn male twins when their aunt fell asleep while looking after them.

According to Kiyawa, the couple who seem to be desperate to have a male child in their family, threw a lavish party to celebrate after stealing the baby boy.

Upon questioning the woman claimed that she carried out the act under the influence of her husband who was desperate for a male child.


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