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A couple will be facing the full wrath of the law after they allegedly bought a stolen baby.

The couple was identified as a 40-year-old woman, Salomi Jerome, and her husband, Igina Salomi, 50. They were arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board and this was confirmed by the Commander-General of the board, Dr. Harun Ibn-sina in a statement.

The statement indicated that the suspects were arrested by Hisbah officials attached to motor parks. According to the statement, the woman who is a resident of in Ungogo Local Govt Area of the state had pretended to be breastfeeding the baby when she was approached by Hisbah officials. 

The woman had initially claimed to have given birth to the baby, however, she later confessed to having bought the baby from a nurse at a hospital in Delta at a whopping sum of N500,000. 

The statement reads;

“On May 15, 2021, our men attached to a motor park arrested a woman, Salomi Jerome, 40, who was with a newborn boy. She was accompanied by a man, Salomi Igina, 50, whom she claimed was her husband, which we found out to be untrue.

Investigation revealed that the baby was not her baby. The baby was bought from a nurse working with a hospital in Asaba, Delta State. Further investigation also revealed that the baby was not well and even later confirmed dead.

We further discovered that the alleged husband contributed N150,000 while she contributed N 350,000 as they raised N500, 000 to buy the baby. We have handed over the matter to the police for further investigation into the matter.”

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