Amina Umar, 20, was detained by Adamawa State Police Command for reportedly killing her 3-day-old baby son using a chemical generally used to kill rodents.
DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the state police command’s spokesperson, confirmed the arrest to LIB, saying the suspect killed her kid because she believed the father couldn’t care for her and their child.
Amina had divorced her husband and reconciled with Buba Musa, her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend, who is now married. After he pledged to take her as his second wife, she became pregnant for him. Buba, a mechanic, allegedly abandoned her after she became pregnant, and when she finally gave birth on March 14, she chose to murder her child on March 17.
''After she gave birth to the baby, she discovered that the so-called father is not the type that will take proper care of her and the baby so she decided to go and buy a pesticide. She put it in a cup and gave the baby. Eventually she was arrested and confessed to the crime. We are gathering all evidence so we can charge her to court for the law to take its course.'' the police spokesperson said
Amina allegedly instructed a boy to buy pesticide for her on the day she allegedly killed her own baby, which she then gave to the baby, resulting in his premature death. Amina informed her neighbors that her infant was sick after using the pesticide. Her neighbors, unbeknownst to her, overheard her talk with the lad she dispatched to get the pesticide. She told them afterwards that the baby had died. This made her neighbors suspicious of her actions, and they promptly notified the police, who apprehended her and interrogated her until she confessed to the murder of her child.
Nguroje explained why Buba was detained.
''Initially somebody gave us information that it was the guy that supported her to abort the baby when she was pregnant but when he could not, he decided to abandon her and that angered her to take that decision. We are still investigating to know if actually it is true. In the event that it is discovered he has no hand in it, he will be released but if he has any element that shows he aided the crime, he will be equally be charged to court''.