The Katsina Police Command says it has arrested a 28-year-old housewife for supposedly killing her 40-day-old advance child.
The suspect lives in Majoji Village in Mai’adua Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was reported that the Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Mr Bensen Gwana, paraded the suspect before newsmen on Friday in Katsina.
“The suspect supposedly harmed the infant through giving him drinking water”.
“The mother of the infant presumed unfairness and took the child to the Mai’adua Hospital and later Daura General Hospital where it was affirmed that the kid was harmed”.
“The infant passed on at the Daura General Hospital when medicinal specialists neglected to stop the ceaseless watery stooling and retching,” the police supervisor said.
Responding to the assertion, the suspect denied that she deliberately slaughtered the infant, saying that she just utilized her hand to give the child the drinking water.
She said she had utilized her hand to spread rodent harm yet did not wash the said hand and gave the child water with it.
“The mother of the baby and my husband has forgiven me, but the parents of my co-wife were those insisting that I must be punished,” she told newsmen.