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Step-Mother Kills Four-day Old In Bauchi

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A 24-year-old woman, Furera Abubakar, has been arrested for allegedly killing her co-wife’s four-day-old baby.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakili, the 24-year-old housewife kills stepson in Ningi LGA.

The baby was born on August 15, 2023, but was killed by the suspect on August 19, 2023, before his naming.

According to a report “Operatives attached to the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested Furera Abubakar, female (24) of Bantu village, Ningi Local Government Area of the state for culpable homicide”.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a co-wife to the victim’s mother.
According to a report, the suspect entered the co-wife’s room with liquid insecticide and applied it to the baby’s unhealed umbilical cord”.

Wakili said the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.

Written by: Safiya Wada

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