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Woman, Husband Arrested For Conspiring To Bury Newborn Alive In Jigawa

A file photo of police officers.


The police have arrested a father and mother who allegedly buried a newborn baby in the Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State in Northwest, Nigeria.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam who confirmed this in a statement said “On receipt of the hideous report, a team of Policemen mobilized and proceeded to the scene of the crime.

According to him, A 30-year-old Balaraba Shehu of Tsurma village, who is the mother, and Amadu Sale alias Dan Kwairo ‘m’ age 25 years conspired to kill the child to cover up their unwanted pregnancy.

“On arrival, detectives swung into action and exhumed the newborn baby from the toilet, where he was buried by the suspected mother. The suspects were arrested and are now in police custody,” the statement added.

The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Emmanuel Ekot Effiom, directed that the case should be transferred to SCID Dutse, for discreet investigation.

The suspects would be charged to court to face the full weight of the law upon completion of the investigation.

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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