By Yelmi Luka, Bauchi
A 50 year old man, Bawada Audu has allegedly buried his grandchild alive at the back of his house
The male child was delivered by Bawada Audu’s 17 year old daughter Hafsat on September 14, 2020 before h was buried alive by Audui.
Following information on the incident, officers of the police Divisional Headquarters in Toro, working in conjunction with a human rights group, arrested Audu
The Police Public relations officer of the Bauchi state command, DSP Ahmed Wakil who made this known in a press release Sunday said – “Her father, Bawada Audu ‘m’ 50yrs of same address seized the child and buried the baby behind his house”.
He said upon receipt of the report, his men were drafted to the scene and had the corpse exhumed.
According to DSP Wakil, the baby was rushed to the General Hospital and was certified dead by the medical doctor.
“Moreover, Hafsat pointed one Danjuma Malam Uba ‘m’ of the same address to have “had carnal knowledge of her” sometime early 2020 now at large”, he said.
The PPRO who said the Corpse of the baby was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial added that the suspect has since confessed to the crime.