Man throws four months old son into Niger River, says he couldn’t take care of the baby alone

0

WAEC 2022 Massive Recruitment for Graduates

A 20-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu has been arrested for throwing his four months old son into river Uti in Borgu local government area of Niger state.

The Corpse of the baby is yet to be found.
The Suspect, who was arrested by the Niger state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said he took the step because the mother of the baby refused to accept the baby and left him in his custody.

Mustapha, an indigene of Kebbi state who resides in Tamaniya village near Kainji in Borgu local government of the state was paraded by the NSCDC on Tuesday in Minna.

READ ALSO  Sorry, I don't think Atiku is coming — Nwabufo

Confessing to the crime to newsmen in Minna, Mustapha said the baby was his son but he was not married to the mother.
He attributed his reason for throwing his son into the river as due to depression saying it was the work of the devil.

“I couldn’t take care of the baby alone. I was not happy that the mother left him with me. I do not even know what got into me. It is the devil handwork.”

Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal 2022 – DSSC Course (26 / 2022)

During the parade, the Niger State NSCDC Commandant, George Edem said that the corpse of the baby is yet to be found.

READ ALSO  BREAKING : Port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious West appears in court

According to him, Mustapha was arrested based on a tip-off from concerned neighbours adding that the suspect had confessed to have committed the offence.

Edem said that the suspect had been handed over to the police for prosecution. (The Nation)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.