Three women, including two nurses, have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for the alleged theft of a newborn baby girl abandoned in a private hospital in the state.

According to the police, one Shamsiya Sani of the Dandagoro Quarter, Katsina, was delivered of the baby on July 25, 2020.

The mother reportedly abandoned the baby shortly after delivery and left behind a handwritten note, which explained that she took the action because the baby was born out of wedlock.

The suspects were paraded by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gambo Isah, on Monday at the Katsina State Police Command headquarters in the state capital.

He revealed that the nurses – identified as Misira Tijjani and Grace Ejigu – were arrested on Tuesday last week based on a tip-off.

According to Isah, the suspects conspired and sold the child to one Eucharia Onyema, 45, a resident of Sabuwar Kasuwa quarters in Katsina.

He explained that a 25-year-old woman, Shamsiyya Sani, was delivered of a baby at a clinic in Kofar Kaura on July 25.

The mother was, however, said to have abandoned the child at the medical facility with a handwritten note that she was born out of wedlock.

“Nemesis caught up with them when they were arrested on their way from the hospital to their houses with the child through the help of a Keke NAPEP rider who suspected them of stealing of the child. Investigation is ongoing,” the command spokesman said.