Katsina State Police have nabbed three women, two female nurses and a woman for conspiring to steal a newborn baby.
A police investigation reveals that Shamsiya Sani of the Dandagoro Quarter, Katsina, was delivered of the baby on July 25, 2020.
But the child was found motherless in the hospital, after the note left by the mother was found, in which she said her decision was necessitated by the fact that she had the child out of wedlock.
The two nurses were identified as Misira Tijani and Grace Ejigu, who picked up the baby and allegedly sold her to one Eucharia Onyema.
Gambo Isah, the Police Spokesman, said that it was the commercial taxi driver that the nurses hired that brought the incident to limelight after he heard them planning the theft.
“The baby is already receiving attention at the Social Welfare Department of the state Ministry of Youths and Social Development,” Isah added. The nurses, however, denied selling the baby, insisting that they gave her to Eucharia Onyema on humanitarian grounds.”
“We took the step on humanitarian grounds. We never sold the baby. The only mistake we made was not informing the hospital management before taking the action,” Tijani said.
In her defence, Eucharia insisted that she did not buy the baby, adding that she collected her from the nurses with a view to taking care of her since she had no child of her own.