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Sokoto: ASP, others arrested, over abduction Of 5 minors


The Sokoto State Police Command has commenced investigations into the alleged abduction of five children from the state.

It would be recalled that an Assistant Superintendent of Police, simply identified as ASP Kulu, alongside her suspected accomplice, one  Elizabeth were arrested by  the FCT police command for allegedly abducting five children, including a less than two- week-old -baby girl from Sokoto State.

The state Police Command’s spoke person, ASP Rufa’i Abubakar, who confirmed the issue said both suspects and victims were transferred and handed over to the command by the FCT Police Command for further investigation.

Among those abducted were three toddlers under the ages of two, and a five-year-old named Asmau Ya’u, who was reportedly abducted while on her way to an Islamiyya school in Sokoto.

The suspects were said to have been arrested while travelling from Sokoto to Abuja in a commercial 18 seater bus when some passengers alerted the police near Abuja after they noticed that the custodians of the children could breastfeed the children during the seven hours hectic journey from Sokoto to Abuja.

Sirajo Madawaki, Sokoto State official of the Human Right Network, said the case was transferred to the network office in the state from Abuja and  investigation into the case has since begun.

He said the network will  pursue the case to its logical conclusion and ensure that the suspects were prosecuted and the children reunited with their respective parents.

The suspect, ASP Kulu, said to be serving with the Kubwa Division, had applied for leave, which was not granted before her trip to Sokoto.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed that investigations was ongoing.


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