June 17, 2024

Police authorities in Bauchi State have apprehended a man accused of attempting to sell his five-year-old daughter for N1.5million.

The suspect identified as Yusuf Umar, 49, claimed to be a staff of the Warji Local Government Council.

According to the police report, Umar had already arranged to hand over the child to an unknown person, unaware that the potential buyer was actually an undercover police detective.

“On the 26th of May 2024, the accused to the infant 5-year-old daughter from the estranged wife in Warji LGA under the pretence that he will take her to his sister in Bauchi town.

“Unknown to the mother he had already arranged to hand the daughter to unknown person not knowing that he is a police detective,” Commissioner of Police in Bauchi, Auwal Mohammed said.

He said the suspect was arrested in a hotel in Bauchi.

Meanwhile, the police also arrested 4 members of the professional hunters group for their involvement in criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide after torturing a young man named Jacob Ayuba to death on allegations that he stole N150,000.

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