Police in Nasarawa State have arrested two persons for allegedly killing a three week old child .

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel in a statement says the arrest of the suspects followed intensive manhunt after commiting the crime on the 11th of October 2022 in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital and fled.

It explains that the principal suspect Abdulkadir Ahmed who is 40 years old asked his friend Hassan Sabo also of the same age, to lure his estranged wife and mother of the three weeks old baby to his shop opposite Correctional Facility in Lafia under the pretence of seeking reconciliation with her.

When she arrived at the shop, Abdulkadir Ahmed took the child into the shop while Hassan Sabo engaged her in a discussion outside and suddenly, the child screamed and went quiet.

Abdulkadir Ahmed immediately came out of the shop and the mother inquired to know why the child screamed but was told that the child has gone to sleep.

Not satisfied, she rushed into the shop and discovered the lifeless body of her child as the culprits immediately sped off from the scene on a motorcycle while the body was evacuated to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia by the police for post-mortem examination.

The statement further adds that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Adesina Soyemi has ordered thorough investigation into the dastardly act with a view to charging the culprits to Court.


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