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Stepmother in Bauchi allegedly kills four-day-old stepson


Stepmother in Bauchi allegedly kills four-day-old stepson

Furera Abubakar, a 24-year-old housewife killed her four-day-old stepson at Bantu village, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil disclosed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Tuesday.

He said, “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.

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“The liquid which was suspected to be corrosively affected, led to the deterioration of the baby’s health and eventually led to his death.”

Wakil explained that the incident was reported to the Ningi Divisional Police Headquarters on August 19, 2023, four days after the baby was born.

Wakil added that the investigation was ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged.

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