Kano Couple Stole Day Old Twin, Nabbed Holding Child-Welcome Party

A Kano housewife, are alleged to have stolen a day-old twin. The baby was reportedly taken by Maryam, 22, from the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano.
A statement made available by the Kano state police command stated that Maryam has confessed to stealing the child, a male, from the ospital, adding that she carried out the act under the influence of her husband, Abubakar, 50, who has been longing a male child.
DSP Abdulahi Haruna Kiyawa, who signed the statement, disclosed that following Maryam’s successful heist, the couple threw a lavish child-welcome party to celebrate the arrival of a male child to the family. The action, Kiyawa’s statement added, triggered a wave of suspicion in the neighbourhood largely because Maryam was not pregnant prior to the arrival of the new baby.
Following the suspicion generated by the event led to investigation particularly given that “one Rabi’u Muhammad, had earlier reported the loss of one of his twin babies born on the same day the Sadiqs threw a welcome party. It was discovered that indeed the Sadiqs stole the baby.
According to the report, Muhammad’s wife gave birth to a set of twins on the 07/09/2021 at the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano and was subsequently placed on admission, with her sister in-law on hand to look after the babies. However, she slept off in the process and to her chagrin, woke up later to find one of the twins missing.
Following complaints filed by father of the missing child, the police, working on tip off, went after the suspects and subsequently found the missing baby, since reunited with his family.
“…the new born baby has been re-united with his parents,” the police stated.

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