HEARTLESS! Man Feeds 5-Day-Old Baby With Insecticide
One Habibu Bala of Ningi Local Government Area of the state has been arrested for allegedly killing his five-day-old son with insecticide.
Bala reportedly said he killed his son because he had no money to organise a naming ceremony for the child.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the arrest of Bala, while briefing journalists on the successful operations carried out within the week.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that the suspect’s brother, one Musa Bala, reported at the Ningi Police Station on January 21, that about 2:30PM on the same date, his younger brother poisoned his newborn son by feeding him insecticide.
He said: “As a result the baby became unconscious and was later taken to Ningi General Hospital, where a medical doctor certified him dead.”
He said the police was already working on prosecuting the suspect after finishing with their investigation.
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