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Man impregnates, chases lover away, kills 3-week-old baby

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has apprehended one Abdulkadir Ahmed and his ally, Hassan Sabo residing at Ungwan Maina, Lafia, the state capital, for reportedly killing a three-week-old child.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the alleged killing
via a statement released on Saturday.

The spokesperson of the police in the state said preliminary investigation disclosed that on Tuesday, the prime suspect (Abdulkadir Ahmed) told his friend (Hassan Sabo) to deceive the mother of the victim to his shop situated opposite the Correctional Facility, Lafia, under the false impression that he’s seeking reconciliation with the lady whom he earlier dated, impregnated and sent her away.

On arriving the shop, Abdulkadir Ahmed took the small child into his shop while Hassan Sabo was having a conversation with her outside when the child suddenly screamed and kept quiet.

The statement partly reads: “Abdulkadir Ahmed immediately came out of the shop, and the mother enquired to know why the child screamed but was told that the child had 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 it was confirmed dead and subsequently deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately ordered an intensive manhunt for the culprits; the search paid off on 13/10/2022 at about 1230hrs when they were arrested after a painstaking investigation.

“The investigation is ongoing at State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia after which, the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.”

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