Police Arrest Woman for Killing Baby in Nasarawa
The Police in Nasarawa State Command said they have arrested a woman for allegedly killing her three-day old baby.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the police on Monday received a report of a dead body of a baby in Kaderko area of Keana Local Government Area.
He said policemen through intelligence report arrested the culprit who turned out to be the mother of the deceased child.
He said the woman, Mwuese Keleve, has confessed to committing the crime but did not give any reason for her action.
Kennedy said as soon as the police completed their investigation, the woman would be charged to court.
“Based on preliminary investigation, the woman is sane and has admitted to committing the crime,” he said.
Fanen Peter, the husband of the woman and father of the deceased baby, said what his wife did “beat my imagination”.
Peter explained that they had been married for 15 years with two children and that the deceased was supposed to be their third child.
He said that the baby had since been buried as the corpse was already decomposing.
Fabian Orugu, Oso of Kadoko of Kaderko (traditional ruler) of Kaderko, described the action of the woman as `devilish’ which could not be tolerated.
Orugu lauded the collaboration between the residents of the area and the police which led to the arrest of the suspect.