A 50-year-old man identified as Bawada Audi has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for the murder of his new born grandchild in Rimin, Zayam Toro LGA of the state.
The incident has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Wakili, who revealed that the suspect’s unmarried 17-year-old daughter named Hafsat gave birth to the baby boy, then the suspect immediately snatched the baby and buried him alive behind his house. Wakili disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, September 19.
DSP Wakili said: “On 16/09/2020 at about 1000hrs, a joint operation between the police and human right have brought one Hafsat Bawada ‘f’ aged 17yrs of Rimin Zayam Toro L.G.A Bauchi to Divisional Headquarters Toro who was alleged to have given birth to a male child on 14/09/2020 at about 0200hrs her father Bawada Audu ‘m’ 50yrs of same address seized the child and buried the Baby behind his house,”
The incident was reported to the police station, responding immediately, the baby was exhumed and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The mother of the baby also revealed that she was defiled by one Danjuma Malam Uba who lived in the same area.
“Moreover, Hafsat pointed one Danjuma Malam Uba ‘m’ of the same address to have had carnal knowledge of her sometime early 2020 now at large. The Corpse was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial, while suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime.” Wakil added.
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