Police rescue 27 children from orphanage operated by professor in Kano
THE Kano State police command has rescued 27 children from an orphanage allegedly operated by a professor in Kano.
Speaking during the parade of suspected criminals in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, said the orphanage operated without the necessary approvals.
The police commissioner, while also parading the professor who owned the orphanage, said the don was arrested on December 25, 2019, at about 4:00 p.m., while 19 children were found in the orphanage.
Speaking through the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Haruna Abdullahi, Sani disclosed that further investigation was extended to another orphanage operated by the professor, where eight more children were found.
Sani disclosed that the wife of the principal suspect, who is now at large, acted in connivance with her husband to source for the children through unlawful means.
The police also revealed that a medical doctor, who also worked with the proprietor of the orphanage, also escaped.
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Sani said the doctor was responsible for sourcing for pregnant girls who didn’t want their pregnancies, and the clinic would give them the necessary medical care and take the babies after delivery before handing them over to the professor.
However, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, the professor claimed his orphanage was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
He said: “I have all necessary documents backing my orphanage as a legal entity and I am not disturbed; my lawyer will take care of that in court.”