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Man arrested for killing baby girl due to gender preference


Man arrested for killing baby girl due to gender preference

The shocking case of a 28-year-old man, Misbahu Salisu, has emerged, as he allegedly poisoned his day-old baby girl to death because he desired a male child. The incident took place in Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State.

On Friday, the Kano State Hisbah Board announced the arrest of Salisu. According to Dr. Mujahid Aminudeen, the Deputy Commander General of Operations, the suspect confessed to giving the baby a local insect killer known as Otapiapia.

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“Salisu also drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea which contained sleeping tablets before carrying out the criminal act.

“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life”, the official said in the statement.

He said that the suspect had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

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