A woman has allegedly murdered her 3-day-old child.

25 year old Mwuese Keleve drowned the baby in a river three days after she put to bed.

The baby’s corpse was later found in a river by villagers.

The incident happened in the Kadarko area of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect confessed to committing the crime with no cogent reason.

She bore a child for 9 months and took the infant's life in less than 9 minutes.

“Based on the report from the preliminary investigation, the woman is sane and has admitted to committing the crime”, he said.

Kennedy said Keleve would be charged to court soon as the police conclude investigation.

The suspect’s husband, Fanen Peter, said what his wife did took him by surprise, adding that they have been married for 15 years with two children and that the deceased was their third child.