A 40-year-old father, Abdulkadir Ahmed has been arrested for allegedly killing his own child with the help of his friend, Hassan Sabo.
Both friends were arrested by Police operatives attached to ‘D’ Division, Lafia, Nasarawa State Police Command for the death of a three-weeks-old baby.
The child’s mother is insisting that the man who impregnated her under the pretext of seeking reconciliation lured her to his shop located opposite a Correctional Facility in Lafia, where he killed their child.
According to the lady, she had cohabited with him, got pregnant and was sent away by the prime suspect.
According to Spokesperson of Nasarawa State Police Command DSP Ramhan Nansel, preliminary investigation revealed that on Tuesday, the principal suspect asked his friend Hassan Sabo to lure the mother of the deceased to his shop located opposite Correctional Facility, Lafia under the pretext of seeking reconciliation; a lady whom he earlier cohabited with, got her pregnant and sent her away.
The baby’s mother further narrated thus, “Upon her arrival at the shop, Abdulkadir Ahmed took the child into his shop while Hassan Sabo engaged her in a discussion outside; suddenly the child screamed and went quiet. Abdulkadir Ahmed immediately came out of the shop and the mother enquired to know why the child screamed but was told that the child has gone to sleep. Not satisfied, she rushed into the shop and discovered the lifeless body of her child while the culprits immediately zoomed off on a motorcycle.”
The Police were notified and the body was swiftly evacuated to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia where the baby was confirmed dead and subsequently deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi immediately ordered an intensive manhunt for the culprits, which led to their arrest on Thursday at about 12:30p.m when they were arrested after a painstaking investigation.
The suspects will soon be charged to court for prosecution as soon as investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia is concluded.