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Hisbah arrests couple for alleged trafficking of dead baby


Officials of Kano State Hisbah have arrested one Salomi Jerome and her husband, Igina Salomi for allegedly trafficking a new born baby from Delta State to Kano.


The Commander General of the Shari’a compliance board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn-Sina confirmed the development in a video clip.

Ibn-Sina said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the board attached to motor parks who detected and arrested the suspects after discovered a suspicious movement of a female suspect clogged with a little baby.

According to the Hisbah boss, the female suspect had earlier claimed to have given birth to the baby and was brought from Asabo to Kano but incidentally found dead on arriving Kano.


Ibn-Shina had revealed that the acclaimed mother had pretended to be breastfeeding the baby as at the time the officers of the board accosted her only to notice the suspect was demonstrating with dead baby.

According to him, “On the 15th May, 2021, our men attached to the motor park nabbed a woman, Salomi Jerome, 40-year-old, carrying a new born baby boy. She was accompanied by a man, Igina Salomi, 50-year-old, she claimed was her husband but that we found out to be untrue.


“Investigation revealed that the baby was not her baby. The baby was bought from a nurse working with a hospital in Asaba, Delta State. Further investigation also revealed that the baby was not well and even later confirmed dead.

“We further discovered that the alleged husband contributed N150,000 while she contributed N350,000 as they raised N900,000 to buy the baby. We have handed over the matter to the police for further investigation into the matter,” Ibn-Sina stated.

The Hisbah Commander General, however, urged the general public to report any suspected character or suspicious movement to relevant authorities while reiterating the agency’s commitment in eradicating all forms of vices in the society.


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