Police arrest mother who threw own baby into well to marry former boyfriend
The Kaduna Police Command, have arrested a 20-year old mother, Faith Alhassan for allegedly throwing her own child into a well in order to marry her former boyfriend.
According to the Police, the corpse of a baby girl was found in the well at Gantan village in Kachia local government area of the state on December 28, 2020 at about 7:00am.
Through intelligence reports, the Police arrested the suspect after the father of the baby had complained on the whereabouts of the baby.
Speaking to newsmen, Faith confessed that she killed her baby but not because she wanted to marry her former boyfriend.
According to her, she didn’t know what came over her that drove her into killing her own baby.
“I am here because of my daughter that I threw into the well and she died. I don’t know what came over me when I carried out the act.
“I did not kill her because I want to marry, I just don’t know what entered me, I am not happy for doing it,” she said.
The Commissioner of Police, Umar M. Muri said that the suspect would be arraigned in court after investigations were concluded.