JIGAWA: Man Arrested For Allegedly Killing His 17-Months-Old Son

A 40-year-old man identified as Usman Isma’il has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly killing his 17-month-old step son, Adamu Gambo, in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

It was reported that the suspect took the victim to a farm on the 14th August and strangled him.

SC Adamu Shehu, NSCDC spokesperson of the state confirmed the incident saying:

”The operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Miga arrested one Usman Sama’ila of Duja ward, Tsakuwama Village, Miga Local Government Area for alleged murder of his 17-month-old stepson.

“The suspect was arrested on Sept. 3, around 4 p.m., while the incident occurred on Aug. 14 when the suspect was alleged to have taken the deceased identified as Adamu Gambo to a farm and strangled him which eventually led to his death.

“The suspect tried to cover his heinous act by relating the child’s death to cold related infections.

“However, his wife suspected foul play, and according to her, her husband (suspect) attempted to strangle the poor child about two times, of which the second attempt was in her presence, due to his intense dislike for the child, but was not successful.

“And after thorough interrogation by the Intelligence and Investigation team of the command, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime, saying that the baby distracted his wife from giving him (suspect) the love and attention he needed,”

According to him, the suspect will be charged to court after completion of investigation.

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