The Bauchi State police command has arrested one Habibu Bala for allegedly killing his five-day-old son with insecticide.
Bala, who resides at Ningi Local Government area of the state reportedly killed the new born over lack of money for naming ceremony.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, who confirmed the incident said on Jan 21, the suspect’s brother, Musa Bala, reported at the Ningi police station that on the same date, at about 2:30p.m, his younger brother poisoned his newborn son by feeding him with insecticide.
Abubakar said, “As a result the baby became unconscious and was later taken to Ningi General Hospital, where a medical doctor certified him dead.”
Meanwhile,a 17-year-old Nuhu Bulus from Toro Local Government Area of the state was also arrested for allegedly killing his 65-year-old father.
The PPRO said, “ on 17th January this year, one Samaila Bulus and Musa Bulus both of who reside at Boloji Ward, Toro Local Government reported at Toro police station that on the same date at about 9:30pm, they left their 65 year-old father, one Bulus Azi with their younger brother, Nuhu Bulus, 17-years-old, but discovered on their return that the boy inflicted serious injuries on the father.”
Abubakar further revealed that the suspect hit the man several times with metal pots and woods, which led to his death after being rushed to hospital.