The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old grandpa, Bawada Audi, who allegedly buried his newborn grandson alive, in Rimin, Zayam Toro Local Government Area of the State.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Wakil, Audu had seized the newborn baby boy from his 17-year-old daughter, Hafsat Bawada, and buried him alive before the case was reported to the police by a human right organisation.
“On 16/09/2020 at about 1000hrs, a joint operation between the police and human right have brought one Hafsat Bawada ‘f’ aged 17yrs of Rimin Zayam Toro L.G.A Bauchi to Divisional Headquarters Toro who was alleged to have given birth to a male child on 14/09/2020 at about 0200hrs her father Bawada Audu ‘m’ 50yrs of same address seized the child and buried the Baby behind his house.
Upon receiving the report, the baby was exhumed and rushed to the General Hospital where he was certified dead by a 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. The Corpse was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial, while suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime,” he said.