A 24-year-old housewife, Furera Abubakar, has been arrested by men of the Bauchi state police command for allegedly k!lling her four-day-old stepson at Bantu village, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a co-wife to the nursing mother (victim’s mother).
“The suspect entered the co-wife’s room with insecticide liquid (Gramalin) and applied it to the unhealed baby’s umbilical cord. The liquid which was suspected to be corrosively affected, led to the deterioration of the baby’s health and eventually led to his death.”thepolice spokesperson said
Wakil explained that the incident was reported to the Ningi Divisional Police Headquarters on August 19, 2023, four days after the baby was born. Wakil added that investigation was ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged.