An 18-year-old housewife Hindatu Abdullahi of ‘Wuro Boggo village, Duguri District in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, who allegedly killed the two-week old son of her co-wife Fatima Abdullahi, was paraded by the police in yesterday.
She was paraded alongside other suspects including kidnappers and cattle rustlers by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti, at the Bauchi State Police Command.
He said the police personnel attached to Maina Ma’aji Division arrested Hindatu on August 19 after receiving a report on the case from some of the family members.
According to him, the suspect committed the alleged offence after their husband, Abdullahi Ori, had left for Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage.
Datti further said that the suspect allegedly collected the child from his mother, the co-wife, went to her room with the baby and put a dangerous insecticide (pia-pia) into his mouth as a result of which he fainted and was taken to a nearby dispensary for emergency medical attention where he later died.
‘‘The suspect was arrested and the remaining quantity of the insecticide recovered was in the process of scientific examination. Meanwhile the suspect confessed to the offence of which she will be charged to court after investigation,’’ he said.
The PPRO also stated that the command had from July to August 2017 arrested armed robbery suspects – Abubakar Suleiman and Jamilu Usman – at their hideout in Bayan Gari area in the state capital.
Suspected kidnappers – Sulaiman Abubakar and Hussaini Abubakar – were also arrested at Juwara Mountain, Bauchi while four people held hostage by their captors at Gala Mountain in Dass local government were rescued.
‘‘The team successfully rescued the hostages as follows – Na’ima Idriss, 25, Yakubu Hussaini, 45, Inusa Alhaji Usman, 13, Ishiaka Lawal, 10, and also recovered the following exhibits: one single barrelled gun, 3 live cartridges, one cooking pot and one military uniform,” he added.
The command stated that all the cases were under investigation after which the suspects would be taken to court. It urged members of the public to always provide useful information that might assist the police in making the state safe and to report any suspicious person or object to the nearest station.