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Mother and Daughter Arrested for Allegedly Killing Day-Old Baby



-Mother and daughter in police custody over dumping baby in a dustbin.

-Mother and daughter kill grandchild, dump body in dustbin.

A 25-year-old woman, Qamariya Ismail, and her 45-year-old mother, Hassana Sabi’u, are currently in Katsina State police custody in relation to the discovery of the corpse of a day-old baby in a dustbin in on Monday.

The day-old baby said to have belonged to the 25 year-old but was discarded as the Ismail  illicitly got pregnant.

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, DSP Gambo Isah, said Ismail, who resides at Sabuwar Kasuwa Quarters in Katsina, had confessed to being the mother of the dead infant.

According to Isah, investigation by the police revealed that Ismail was helped by her mother, Sabi’u, to dump the infant’s corpse in a dustbin, as the child was borne out of illicit sexual activity.

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He said, “On July 31, 2017, at about 16:00hrs, a dead female new-born baby was found inside a dustbin at Madugu House along Yahaya Madaki Way, Katsina State.

“Investigation was carried out and the abandoned dead baby was traced to one Qamariya Ismail, aged 25, of Sabuwar Kasuwa Quarters, Katsina, whom her neighbours knew had been pregnant.

“The suspect, when arrested, confessed that her mother, one Hassana Sabi’u, aged 45, of the same address, helped her to throw the baby inside the said garbage bin. Investigation into this case is still ongoing.”

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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