The Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old suspected human trafficker, identified as Rifkatu Kuraga, while trying to sell a three-year-old child.
The command’s spokesperson, ASP Ramhan Nansel, in a statement on Wednesday, December 1, said the suspect was arrested on November 25, in Imo State, after a complaint was lodged at Garaku Divisional Police Headquarters, Kokona LGA of the state.
According to him, “On 25/11/2021 at about 2000hrs, a complaint was lodged at Garaku Divisional Police Headquarters, Kokona LGA, Nasarawa State about a missing three year old boy and all efforts to locate his whereabout proved abortive.
Upon receipt of the complaints, Police operatives attached to Garaku Division immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect and the missing three years old child was rescued and reunited with the family.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect abducted the child on 23/11/2021 and took him to Imo State to sell to a prophetess before the Police got wind of her nefarious act, trailed and arrested the suspect.
The suspect has confessed to the commission of the offence while effort is ongoing to arrest the prophetess still at large.”