A woman has been arrested by the police in Kaduna for killing her one-year-old daughter.
The 20-year-old mother identified as “Faith Alhassan“, according to the report, allegedly threw her child in the well to enable her marry her former boyfriend who was not ready to accept her with a baby.
During interrogation, Faith who is a Secondary School certificate holder, confessed to the crime, and stated that, she has no idea what came over her.
The State Police command disclosed in a statement that on 28th December 2020 at about 7 am, the corpse of a baby girl was found in a well at Gantan village of Kachia local government area of the State.
He further informed that, upon receipt of the report, an investigation was carried out and it was discovered that the mother of the dead baby girl was the culprit, The Nation reports.
The police, the culprit went into Gantan village with her baby girl to meet her former boyfriend by the name Dolan Yakubu whom she jilted years back.
Faith told them that while at her ex-boyfriend’s house, his father complained of the baby so she went quietly in the night to dump the baby in the well. The police said.
Speaking to newsmen at the Kaduna State Police Command headquarters where she is currently undergoing investigation, she denied killing her daughter because she wanted to marry her former boyfriend.
When asked why she was at the police command, she said, “I am here because of my daughter that I threw into the well and she died. I don’t know what came over me when I carried out the act”.
Asked whether it was because she wanted to marry her ex-boyfriend that she killed her daughter, she said in tears, “I did not kill her because I want to marry, I just don’t know what entered me, I am not happy for doing it.”
The Kaduna State Police Commissioner CP Umar M. Muri said she will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation.