Police Arrest Teenager for Killing Baby in Sokoto


By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command Thursday paraded a 19-year-old student,
Munira Bagana, for allegedly killing her baby boy after delivery in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Cordelia Nwawe disclosed this to journalists in Sokoto.

She stated that the teenager, who is a student of Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Sokoto, allegedly suffocated the baby boy shortly after delivery four days ago.

The PPRO said the girl was caught by neighbours while attempting to
dump the baby in a dust bin in the school.

“The teenager was trying to dump the baby in a dust bin when she was
accosted by neighbours, who alerted the school authorities.

“In fact, it was the school authorities that informed the police about the incident and she was arrested,”she said.

She further said the suspect would soon be charged to court for prosecution.

The PPRO disclosed that the police also arrested a suspected car thief Nnamdi Nwafor, who specialised in stealing cars at mosques and church premises in the state.

According to her, the suspect stole a Mercedes Benz car at a Catholic
Church in Sokoto metropolis when the owner went for thanks giving.

Nwawe explained that through intelligence report, the police arrested
the suspect in Zaria and also recovered the vehicle.

She called on residents of the state to be careful with their car keys during worship to avoid losing their vehicles to criminals.

“People should be careful with their car keys and endeavour to put them in their pockets during worship so that thieves will not pick them,” she added.