A Mallam, Mallam Abubakar Adamu, who allegedly specialises in children trafficking is currently in Kaduna State Police Command and explaining the reasons behind his illegal trade.
Adamu who lived in Malali District of Kaduna North local government area, explained to the police how he stole two children, Nasirudeen Mahmoud (5 years) and Zainab Sultana Umar (5 years) and forcefully took them to his custody.
He also claimed to be an importer of fabrics from Dubai.
Adamu said that the first kid he kidnapped was named Nasirudeen Mahmoud be he changed his name to ‘Ibrahim’. He kidnapped the boy along Liberia road, Malali.
He also Zainab Sultana Umar on her way back from Islamic school a month ago along Jajere road, Badikko, Kaduna South local government area.
The suspect who has already obtained International Passports and Birth Certificates for the two kids said he actually had good intentions for the children he stole.
“Contrary to speculations, I did not have the intention to sell them off to the highest bidder. I intended to travel with them to Saudi Arabia before I was nabbed by the police.
“My wife, Fatima Abubakar, who is an Igbo woman, has been childless since our marriage; and whenever I see children, I get attracted to them especially when they are beautiful and intelligent.
“I have already spent more than $1,000 on them to buy toys for them and they are all registered at a private school in Malali,” he explained.
When asked why he didn’t go to the Orphanage Homes to adopt a child, Adamu said the pressure from family and friends was too much on him, so he cannot think in the right direction.
The wife of the suspect, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, who is also in police custody disassociated herself from the whole crime.
According to her, when her husband first brought in Nasirudeen to the house, “l asked him where he got the child from and he told me that he had adopted the child from an Orphanage home. The same thing he told me when he brought in Zainab Sultana about a month ago.
“As his wife, I have no option but to start taking care of the children. I was surprised when he came home with three international passports and informed me that very soon we will be traveling abroad.”
The residents of the area where Adamu used to live is now under watch by the police as the youth in the area have threatened to set the property ablaze to vent their anger on him because of other children that have been missing and yet to be found.
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