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Man Conspires With Friend To Kill His Three-Week-Old Child In Nasarawa – Police


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The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said it is currently investigating the heinous killing of a toddler by a man alleged to be the father of the child.

It was revealed in a statement made available to newsmen over the weekend by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Ramhan Nansel, that one Abdulkadir Ahmed conspired with his friend and lured his estranged wife to a location where they killed her baby.

Naija News understands that the 40-year-old prime suspect was followed and arrested by police operatives who were immediately informed of the disturbing situation.

DSP Nansel revealed that Ahmed had committed the alleged crime on October 11 in Lafia, the state capital of Nasarawa.

He said Ahmed and his ally, Hassan Sabo of the same age, lured the mother of the three-week-old baby to his shop opposite a Correctional Facility in Lafia under the pretext of seeking reconciliation with her.

However, on arrival at the shop, the suspect allegedly took the child away from the mother into the shop while Sabo engaged her in a discussion outside, and suddenly, the child screamed and went quiet.

The police spokesman said the mother upon hearing her child scream, inquired from Ahmed who came out of the shop alone. He, however, lied to her that the child had gone to sleep.

Not satisfied with his response, the woman reportedly rushed into the shop and found her child lying lifelessly as the suspects immediately fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Nansel said the body of the child was evacuated to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia by the police for post-mortem examination but was confirmed dead.

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The spokesman added that the state Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, has ordered a thorough investigation into the dastardly act.

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