The Police Command in Bauchi State has arrested an 18-year-old housewife suspected of beating her stepdaughter to death.
The command spokesman, SP Ahmad Wakil, said on Tuesday in Bauchi that the suspect allegedly beat the 5-year-old girl, Hafsat Garba to a pulp for smearing her clothes with faeces.
“On 28th of September, 2023 at about 9:25pm, one Abdulaziz Adamu of Kandahar area Bauchi, reported at A’ Divisional Police Headquarters that the suspect had beaten up her stepdaughter.
“As a result, she sustained serious injuries on her body and on receiving the report, a team of detectives led by the DPO swung into action.
“The team 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 a medical doctor.”
BRANDPOWER reports that there have been rising incidents of child abuse by parents and adults across the country, especially children who are used for child labour especially as house-helps where they face deprivation and brutality routinely.
Neighbours are in severe grief over the the housewife beating her stepdaughter to death.
Similarly, Wakil said that the command had arrested two members of a quasi-security outfit suspected of using force during interrogation of three crime suspects and in the process one person died.
He said that the three crime suspects, Joshua Yohana, Bitrus Iliya, and Yohana Abubakar, were interrogated over the alleged disappearance of the manhood of one Usman Sale of Sabon Garin Nabardo village.
He said that Yonana Abubakar collapsed during interrogation and was rushed to a nearby clinic where he later died.
The command spokesman said those involved were promptly arrested while the corpse was released to the relatives of the deceased for burial.
“Investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution,” he said.