Woman k!lls co-wife’s 4-day-old son with insecticide in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old woman, Furera Abubakar, for the murder of her co-wife’s four-day-old baby in Bantu village, Ningi Local Government area of the state.

According to a statement released by the command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the suspect applied a liquid insecticide called Gramalin on the unhealed umbilical cord of the newborn, leading to the baby’s tragic demise.

The incident reportedly occurred on August 19, 2023, just days to the scheduled naming ceremony of the child.

The statement reads,

“The incident was reported to the Ningi divisional police headquarters on the 19th of August, 2023 which revealed that the four-day-old baby was born on the 15th of August, 2023 and was murdered by the suspect Furera Abubakar on the 19th of August, 2023 before the naming ceremony,” the statement read.

“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.

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

“The investigation is discreetly ongoing, after which the suspect will be profiled and charged in court accordingly.”

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