Sunday, September 1, 2013

NSCDC Officials Arrest Woman For Dumping Baby In Cemetery

A 25-year-old woman (name withheld) in Jigawa has been arrested by the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) of the state for allegedly dumping her new born baby girl in a cemetery in Kazaure Local Government.
According to the NSCDC commandant in the state, Muhammad Gidado, the suspect was arrested on Friday at Ilallah quarters in Kazaure town.

Mr. Gidado said a thorough investigation was conducted by the corps among divorcees, widows, housemaids and prostitutes who were residents of the area before the suspect who is a housemaid, was arrested.
The Nation reports:
“We were able to identify and arrest the mother of the baby girl that was abandoned at grave yard after conducting thorough investigation among divorcees, widows, house maids and prostitutes living in the area,” Gidado said.
He said a medical examination at the General Hospital at Hadejia revealed that the suspect was the biological mother of the baby.“She also confessed to being the mother, as well as dumping the baby.”
The commandant said the suspect alleged that she was impregnated by one Alhaji Haruna of Makara-Huta quarters in the same town.
The baby was discovered and rescued by men of the NSCDC while on patrol in the area on Aug. 27 when they were attracted to the scene by the cry of the baby