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Nigerien woman arrested trying to sell co-wife’s two-year-old son in Zamfara

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A Nigerien woman, Aisha Ibrahim, has been arrested by the Zamfara State Police Command for allegedly trying to sell a two-year old child said to be her co-wife’s son.

Briefing journalists in Gusau, the state capital, on Thursday, the state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, said the woman was arrested on January 8 by policemen at Tullukawa area of Gusau Local Government Area of the state.

Elkana said, “The suspect, who hails from Danyade Kaya village in Maradi, Niger Republic, was arrested with her co-wife’s two-year old child whom she confessed to have stolen from her co-wife in retaliation for the theft and sale of her son by her co-wife.

“She further confessed that the reason for the theft was to sell the child and raise money for her day-to-day needs’.

“She will be handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service for further necessary action.”

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