Leadership (Abuja)

1 February 2013

Nigeria: Man Kills Three Months Old Baby

A middle age man Bala Mohammed has allegedly killed his three months old son, Idris in Saiko area of Minna, Niger State capital and buried him in Maitumbi, a suburb of the state capital.

Investigation by LEADERSHIP revealed that Shamsiya the mother of the three months old baby who was impregnated out of wedlock by the man raised alarm immediately the man over powered her and collected the baby to an unknown destination.

It was learnt that Shamsiyya, a 20 year old lady immediately rushed to her family to seek for help as she expressed concern over the safety of her baby but by the time the family get to Bala's house at Siako, his whereabouts could not be traced.

While people were waiting and searching for Bala he later appeared and told the people that he has killed the baby already and no body should disturb him.

It was gathered that based on his disposition the members of the family invited the police to arrest him as he could not produce the baby.

Investigations revealed that upon police interrogation, Bala admitted to taking the baby to Maintimbi after killing him and buried him in a bush around the area.

Some of the family members who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Bala had wanted the termination of the pregnancy but Shamsiya refused. LEADERSHIP gathered that when the baby was born the father asked the mother to kill the baby promising her money but the mother refused.

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