A 33-year-old woman and her elder sister have been arrested by the police in Kaduna state after they were nabbed burying a baby alive.
The woman, simply identified as Hauwa, reportedly had her fetus removed and buried it in a shallow grave with the help of her 35-year-old elder sister Zainab.
According to reports, the two sisters checked in to People’s Club Hotel in Tundun Wada, Kaduna State, and paid accommodation fee of N2,000 just to execute their plan.
As they were digging a spot to bury the baby, someone sighted them. When they were done, they covered it with a stone.
The eye witness who saw them alerted the hotel management and they went to check what they buried there. Bello Abdulmumin said:
“I just came in and I saw two women around 11 am this morning with stick digging somewhere there (pointing to the area).
“After they finished digging, they dropped something there and covered it with sand. I drew someone’s attention to it and we tried to check what was planted there.
“The moment we saw blood, I then asked the other man to leave the spot and that was how we went to inform the police who came and arrested the two of them.
“I know the two of them, Hauwa and Zainab, very well because they live around here. The elder sister Zainab should be around 35, while Auwa should be 33,” the witness narrated.
While digging, they saw blood and decided to invite the police who came and arrested the two sisters.
Details of how the foetus was removed by the two sisters is still sketchy.