The Nasarawa State Police Command has paraded a suspected human trafficker arrested for abducting a 3-year-old boy.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, said the suspect, Rifkatu Kuraga, was arrested and the victim was rescued after a complaint was lodged at Garaku Divisional Police Headquarters on November 25.
“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,” he stated.
“Upon receipt of the complaints, Police operatives attached to Garaku Division immediately swung into action and got one Rifkatu Kuraga ‘F’ 35yrs of Area 1, Garaku arrested 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.” he added.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for a more exhaustive investigation.