A man, Mohammed Shehu, has been arrested in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State for allegedly stealing a day-old-baby belonging to his ex-wife, after demanding for a refund of the bride price paid on the woman before they separated.
The man was said to have used two women to deceive his ex-wife, Samsiya Auwalu, and steal the baby from her, after she allegedly refused to refund the bride price he paid.
One Fatima Adamu who was used by the man to steal the baby was arrested, alongside a teenage girl, Aisha Badamasi, who carried the baby on her back when she was stolen.
The suspect, Adamu was said to have set the house ablaze when she made away with the stolen baby, in order to confuse suspecting members of the public and to cover up her tracks.
Adamu later confessed Mohammed, the ex-husband of the woman was the mastermind of the crime.
He was said to have planned the abduction of the baby when he learnt that his ex-wife put to bed, with the intention to demand for the N40,000 he paid as dowry on the ex-wife, before he would release the baby.
As at the time of compiling this report, the police were still investigating the matter.