23-yr-old dumps baby in toilet

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By Tina Akannam

Dutse — Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a 23-year-old woman, Hadiza Shehu, while dropping her new born baby boy in a pit toilet after giving birth to him in the night in Yankoli Quarters, Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.

State Commander of NSCDC, Dr. Muhammad Gidado, in a statement in Dutse, said in the course of investigation, she admitted the crime.

She named one Muhammad Akarami, 42, who is alleged to be a fake Mallam, of being responsible for the pregnancy and allegedly instructed her to dump the baby in a toilet whenever she gave birth.

According to her, the Mallam told her that it was a divine revelation and threatened that if she refused, she would either die or go mad.

The commander added that the lady claimed she went to the Mallam to seek for prayers for protection against her boyfriend, but ended up becoming the Mallam bedmate.

The Commandant said the Mallam had been arrested and detained for further questioning, adding that after investigation, the two suspects would be charged to court.

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