A 35-year-old man, Bello Rabiu, has
been arrested and arraigned before
a senior magistrate’s court in
Katsina over the killing of his new
born baby girl.
He was said to have strangled the
one day old baby and buried her in
his compound after she was given
birth to by his wife, Fatima Bello.
Rabiu was infuriated that the baby
he eagerly awaited turned out to be
a female, against his wish.
Police prosecuting officer, Hashimu
Musa, told the court that Rabiu who
resides in Dankwaro village of
Charanchi LGA of Katsina State,
committed the offence at midnight
on May 4, 2015.
He said the village head of Doka,
Alhaji Muhammad Shehu, reported
the case at the Charanchi police
station after his attention was
drawn to it.
“After police investigation, he was
arrested and interrogated, and
later confessed committing the
offence’’, he said.
The judge, Nafisa Bagiwa, ordered
him to be remanded in prison and
adjourned the case to June 22 for