Police in Katsina State Arrest Mother And Daughter For Allegedly Killing Newborn Baby

The Katsina state police command have arrested 45-year-old Hassana Sabiu pictured left for conniving with her daughter, 25-year-old Qamariya Ismail(right) to kill her baby which she had out of wedlock.

According to DailyTrust, the accused persons were arrested after the corpse of Qamariya’s baby was found inside a dust bin at Madugu House on Yahaya Madaki way in the state. Neighbors who knew that she was pregnant raised eyebrows when they saw the corpse of the baby in their neighborhood.

The state police command’s spokesman, DSP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident, said the dumped corpse of the baby was traced to Qamariyya who was known to be pregnant.

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When she was arrested and interrogated, she confessed that her mother, Hassana, who knew about her unwanted pregnancy, helped her in throwing the baby inside the garbage-can. The mother, however, denied any wrongdoing. According to her, Qamariya had a still born of a seven-month child that had to be thrown away.

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