Monday, February 10, 2020

18-year-old Mother Kill, Bury Own Baby In Jigawa

An 18-year-old lady identified as Hauwa Sani has been arrested by the Police in Jigawa State for allegedly killing and burying own newborn baby at Dabi village in Ringim Local Government Area.

18-year-old Mother Kill, Bury Own Baby In Jigawa

SP Abdu Jinjiri, the police spokesman of the command confirmed the incident in Dutse.

According to him, the arrest was made after some community members raised the alarm that one Hauwa had given birth to a baby boy out of wedlock, and the baby was nowhere to be found.

The police arrested the suspected mother, on receiving the information, Jinjiri explained.

In the cause of interrogation, the suspect confessed to have killed the newborn baby and buried it in a shallow grave.

He maintain that, the suspect revealed that the incident happened on Friday 31/01/2020 after her stepmother took her for abortion injection.

He said;

After 8 months of my pregnancy on Friday, 31/01/2020, my step mother, one Sadiya Sani took me to a house in Sankara village where I was given injections about two times by a medical personnel.

A day after, and on Saturday 01/02/2020, I gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and killed the baby instantly, took it to the bush and buried it in a shallow grave.

The suspect directed police where the corpse was buried and exhumed it and took it to Ringim General Hospital for investigation.

He maintain that, the suspect confessed to have killed the baby by strangulation and with the help of her stepmother, they buried the corpse in a bush.

It is also revealed that, the mother and the person responsible for the pregnancy were planing to get married in two months time.

The police spokesman said, the case was handed over to the criminal investigation unit for further investigation.

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