Woman conspires with lover to bury newborn baby alive inside toilet in Jigawa


Jigawa State Police Command, on Friday, arrested a 30-year-old woman, Balaraba Shehu, for allegedly burying her baby alive inside the toilet.

Confirming the tragic incident on Saturday, in a statement issued by the command Spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said the incident happened in Tsurma village, Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

“On receipt of the report, detectives exhumed the newborn baby from the toilet and arrested the suspected mother.

”The baby was rushed to the Dutse General Hospital and certified dead by the doctor.

”Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man, Amadu Sale, a.k.a Dan Kwairo, of Akar village in Kiyawa LGA, who alleged to be responsible for the unwanted pregnancy and conspired with the suspect to bury the baby after delivery,” the statement said.


The State Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Effiom Ekot, is said to have directed the case to be transferred to SCID Dutse for discreet investigation.

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