From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A 29-year old woman, Love Ogar, from Cross River state, was yesterday arrested by the men of Kaduna Police Command for stealing three children from Hotoro village, in Kano state and was in transit to Onitsha, Anambra state.
Parading the suspect at the Police Headquarters, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Aminu Lawan said, the Police received a distressed call from leaders of Nigeria Union of Road Transports Workers (NURTW), Kawo motor park branch, that a driver who brought a woman with three children from Kano to Kaduna said during the journey that he suspected there was a strange relationship between the woman, who claimed to be the mother of the children and the way the children were reacting to her, despite the claim that she is their biological mother.
Lawan added that the woman could not give satisfactory answer to questions put to her by the union leaders, hence they called the Police and after interrogation, she confessed that she stole the children from Kano and was taking them to Abuja.
Speaking to our correspondent, the suspect, Love Ogar, said her friend, one Tina, based in Abuja contracted her to bring any good looking almajira for her and she would pay the sum of N350,000 for each child.
“When I got to Hotoro, I was sitting inside a Keke Napep and gave each of them a sweet and thereafter called them to follow me inside the Keke Napep, which they did and we went to Sabon Gari motor park, where I boarded an available bus going toOnitsha with the children, with the intention to stop in Abuja.
“My friend, Tina, has been worried, because she has been married for about seven years without children and that is why she asked me to get any almajira for her. This is my first involvement in this and she has not even paid me any money, but promised to pay when I deliver the children,” she said.
The father of the three children, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, said his wife called in three days ago, complaining that they cannot trace the whereabout of his children, but since he knew that his children don’t wander about, he intensified effort within the vicinity in search of the children.
“I reported the matter to the Police, in Hotoro Police station and they called me around 12noon yesterday, that a woman has been arrested in Kaduna with three children and that she is presently at the Kaduna Police command. I quickly asked my cousin to drive me down to Kaduna.
When I got to Kaduna, I found my children, Nafi’u Sanusi, whom is six year’s old, Khalid Sanusi five years and Abdul Sanusi, 4.
“I am grateful to the Police, the driver of the vehicle and members of the union, for their vigilance; because I don’t know from where to start from if all the children had got permanently missing. I also advice people with such evil mind like this lady, because surely Allah will expose them,” he said.
Kaduna State Police command further said investigation has continued earnestly in order to fish out other accomplices.