A 24-year-old housewife, Furera Abubakar is currently cooling her heels in the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly killing her co-wife’s four-day-old baby with an insecticide.
A spokesman of the state police command, Ahmed Wakili, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement said the incident happened at Bantu Village in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.
According to Wakali, the insecticide administered to the newborn baby by the suspect killed the child.
The statement read, “Operatives attached to Bauchi State Police Command have arrested Furera Abubakar, female (24) of Bantu village, Ningi Local Government area of Bauchi State for the offence of culpable homicide.
“The incident was reported to the Ningi divisional police headquarters on the 19th of August, 2023 which revealed that the four-day-old baby was born on the 15th of August, 2023, and was murdered by the suspect, Furera Abubakar, on the 19th of August, 2023 before the naming ceremony.
“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, and led to the deterioration of the baby’s health eventually led to his death.”
The police image maker said an investigation into the incident is discreetly ongoing.
He added that the suspect would be profiled and charged in court accordingly for prosecution.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that President Bola Tinubu has directed the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz to go on a 90-day pre-retirement leave.
Tinubu’s directive was contained in a statement issued by the presidency on Tuesday.