It was gathered that the suspect abducted the child on November 23 and took him to Imo State to sell to a prophetess before the Police got wind of her nefarious act, trailed and arrested her.
In a statement on Wednesday, the police said the child was rescued in an operation carried out after a complaint was lodged at Garaku Divisional Police Headquarters, Kokona LGA of the state on November 25.
“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-year-old child was rescued and reunited with the family,” the statement read in part.
Following her arrest, the suspect admitted to her crime that she abducted the 3-year-old boy and had taken him to Imo to sell to a prophetess who is still at large.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for a more exhaustive investigation.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 28-year-old woman, Sadiya Mohammed Yaro, was arrested for allegedly supporting and harboring suspected bandits in her residence in Bauchi State.