10th May, 2012
Two lovers, Ado Bala and Fati Umar from Riruwai Local Government Area, Kano, northwest Nigeria, who killed their baby after birth were among 98 suspects charged to Court by the Kano state Police Command.
Ibrahim Idris, Kano state Commissioner of Police said Ado and Fati conspired and killed the new born baby who they threw into the toilet to conceal his birth.
Their evil plot was, however, blown open when their relations suspected their movement and alerted the police.
“When she (Fati) delivered a baby boy, she threw him into the toilet to conceal the birth. On interrogation, both suspects confessed to committing the offence respectively while medical report obtained confirmed the death of the child as a result of suffocation,” he said.
He added that they have been charged to a Kano High Court for culpable homicide.
Idris also lamented the increasing cases of armed robbery within the city in recent times, but added that police made reasonable breakthroughs in clamping down on criminals.
He praised Kano residents for cooperating with the Command by providing useful information on suspicious movements and criminal activities within their area.
According to the police boss, a special squad from the Command nabbed a syndicate that specialised in strangling passengers who fall victims of their tricks as they pose as transporters.
He said Danjuma Hussaini of Bachirawa Quarters while driving a Toyota Corolla with registration number AA 406 MAH loaded with jerricans and one drum filled with diesel, including house-breaking implement, “and cable wire used for strangling passengers and robbing them of their belongings sometimes leading to killing them.
“So far, three of such cases of strangulation have been recorded along Maiduguri/Zaria road. Investigation is in progress to arrest the remaining members of his gang. I have already directed the Command PPRO to sensitize the members of the general public on this new tend of armed robbery popularly known as ‘one chance.”
The Police Commissioner listed items recovered by the Command during the raids to include 120 vehicles using illegal tinted glasses, AK 47 rifles, knives, cutlasses, sticks, dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, house-breaking implements, iron cutters, five laptops, 15 set of wrappers, jewelerry, wearing apparels, GSM Handsets and one DVD Lap top.
By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh