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  • Updated: December 03, 2022

Jigawa: Police Exhume Body Of Newborn Buried Alive

The corpse of a newborn child has been exhumed in Kiyawa local government of Jigawa State.

The baby, born from an unwanted pregnancy, was buried alive.

According to the State Police Spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, the incident happened on 02/12/2022, at about 2350hrs, after a 30-year-old Balaraba Shehu of Tsurma village in Kiyawa local government was suspected to have given birth and buried the newborn baby alive.

Shiisu said after police received the report, a team of Policemen were mobilized and proceeded to the scene of the crime.

He said on arrival, detectives swung into action and exhumed the new born baby buried in the toilet.

Shiisu said the suspect was arrested and the baby was rushed to General Hospital Dutse and certified dead by a medical doctor.

He explained that preliminary investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man, Amadu Sale alias Dan kwairo of Akar village in Kiyawa local government, who was alleged to be responsible for the unwanted pregnancy.

The suspects, however, conspired and buried the baby after delivery.

The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Emmanuel Ekot Effiom, however, directed that the case should be transferred to SCID Dutse, as full investigation has been launched.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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