Police in Jigawa have arrested an 18-year-old lady whose name is not identified for allegedly killing her one-day-old baby boy after they exhumed the corpse in Ringim Lringim local government areas of the state.
SP Abdul Jinjiri, The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident on Monday.
The suspect, a resident of Dandabi village, was arrested after she allegedly connived with her stepmother, and buried the corpse of the baby, which she delivered as a result of an unwanted pregnancy.Said Jinjiri
“Police later discovered where the corpse of the baby was buried, exhumed and took it to hospital for doctor’s analysis.” he said.
He explained that in the course of interrogation, the convict confessed to have killed the baby by strangulation.the suspect also said she bury the baby with the assistance of her stepmother.
According to him, a 20-year-old man of the same village, who was responsible for the pregnancy, has also been arrested by the police.
Jinjiri added that the police have launched a manhunt to arrest the two fleeing suspects, while an investigation into the case was ongoing.