An 18-year-old lady, Hauwa Sani has been arrested by the Jigawa State Police for allegedly killing and burying her newborn baby at Dabi village in Ringim Local Government Area.
Spokesman of the command SP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed the incident said 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.
Jinjiri explained that on receiving the information, police arrested the suspected mother. He said in the cause of interrogation, the suspect confessed to have killed the newborn baby and buried it in a shallow grave.
Police Spokesman said the suspect revealed that the incident happened on Friday 31st of January after her stepmother took her to get an abortion injection.
“After 8 months of my pregnancy on Friday, 31/01/2020, my stepmother, one Sadiya Sani took me to a house in Sankara village where I was given injections about two times by 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.”
Jinjiri said the suspect directed police where the corpse was buried and exhumed it and took it to Ringim General Hospital for investigation.
He said the suspect confessed to have killed the baby by strangulation and with the help of her stepmother, they buried the corpse in a bush.
He, however, stated that police have also arrested Nasiru Rabiu who is responsible for the pregnancy.
Jinjiri said the case was handed over to the criminal investigation unit for further investigation.