Sunday, 04 December 2022 05:40

Woman conspires with lover to bury newborn baby alive in Jigawa

30-year-old Balaraba Shehu and her 25-year-old man, Amadu Sale alias Dan kwairo, have been arrested by the police to have buried a newborn baby buried alive in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The State Police Spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the command exhumed the corpse of the newborn baby on 02/12/2022, at about 2350hrs, after Balaraba of Tsurma village in Kiyawa LGA was suspected to have given birth and buried the newborn baby alive.


Shiisu said after police received the report, a team of Policemen were mobilized and proceeded to the scene of the crime.

He said on arrival, detectives swung into action and exhumed the new born baby buried in the toilet.



The PPRO said the suspect was arrested and the baby was rushed to General Hospital Dutse and certified dead by a medical doctor.

He explained that preliminary investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man, Amadu Sale alias Dan kwairo of Akar village in Kiyawa LGA, who was alleged to be responsible for the unwanted pregnancy.

The suspects, however, conspired and buried the baby after delivery.


The State Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Ekot Effiom, however, directed that the case should be transferred to SCID Dutse, for discreet Investigation.

The suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

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