A two‑month‑old baby, Sulaiman Adamu, stolen from his mother has been recovered by men of the Kaduna State Police Command
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Aminu Lawan, disclosed this in Kaduna.
According to him, the mother of the baby, Marwa Adamu, had earlier reported the case at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Rigachukwu on January 31.
He said the mother had complained that a woman, Hassana Mohammed, had ran away with the child from Maraban Jos, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Lawan said the child was recovered on February16, when the woman who took away the baby called her friends on phone, who immediately alerted the police.
The police spokesperson said the woman was encouraged to return and on arrival in Maraban Jos, was arrested for child theft, adding that she would soon be prosecuted.
The mother of the baby, Marwa Adamu (28),while narrating the incident, said the suspect had ran away with the child on January 31, after she had finished plaiting her hair.
According to Adamu, Mohammed took the child on the pretext that she was going to call one of her friends to also get her hair plaited.
Adamu said she had to report at the police station when the suspect refused to return the baby few hours later.