In Kano state, One Misbahu Salisu has allegedly taken the life of his day-old baby girl because he wanted a male child
The 28-year-old man, who resided in Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area of of the North West state, allegedly poisoned the new born baby to death
The suspect has since been apprehended by Kano State Hisbah Board and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
Hisbah Deputy Commander General, Operations, Dr Mujahid Aminudeen, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
He disclosed that the suspect confessed to the heinous crime, adding that he told officials of the board that he gave the day-old baby a local insect killer.
The suspect also alleged to have drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea that contained sleeping tablets before allegedly perpetuating out his criminal act.
“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life,” the statement said.