An 18-year-old pregnant housewife has been arrested by the police in Bauchi State for allegedly beating her five-year-old stepdaughter to death for defecating on her body.
The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Auwal Muhammad, disclosed this while parading the suspect before journalists at the command’s headquarters on Tuesday.
He said that the suspect, Khadija Adamu, a resident of Kandahar area, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis in Bauchi State, was arrested following serious injuries she inflicted on the minor.
“On 28th September 2023 at about 9.25 pm, one Abdulaziz Adamu, male (38), of Kandahar area Bauchi, reported at A’ Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 4 pm, one Khadija Adamu, female (18) of the same address beat up her stepdaughter named Hafsat Garba female (5), as a result, she sustained serious injuries on her body.
“Upon receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO swung into action, rushed to the scene, and moved the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for medical attention, where she was certified dead by the medical doctor.
“Preliminary Investigation revealed that the suspect beat up the victim as a result of an allegation that she passed stool that spoiled her clothes and she sustained various degrees of injuries on her body,” he said.
According to him, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged offense against her without much argument,” adding that investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged to court for the established offense accordingly.