THE Bauchi State Police Command, has arrested a 50-year old man, Bawada Audu of Rimin Zayan village in Toro LGA of the state for culpable homicide by burying his grandchild alive.
Audu, was said to have buried the newborn baby of his 17-year old daughter, Hafsat Bawada.
”On 16/09/2020 at about 1000hrs, a joint operation between the police and human right have brought one Hafsat Bawada ‘f’ aged 17yrs of Rimin Zayam Toro L.G.A Bauchi to Divisional Headquarters Toro who was alleged to have given birth to a male child on 14/09/2020 at about 0200hrs.
“Her father, Bawada Audu, ‘m’ 50yrs of same address seized the child and buried the Baby behind his house.
“Upon receipt of the report corpse was exhumed and baby was rushed to General Hospital where certified dead by the medical doctor.
“Moreover, Hafsat pointed one Danjuma Malam Uba ‘m’ of the same address to have “had carnal knowledge of her” sometime early 2020 now at large.
“Thus, the corpse was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial.
“The suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime,” the police said.