The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old housewife, Khadija Adamu, for allegedly beating a five-year-old girl to death.
According to the police commissioner, Auwal Musa Muhammad, the girl was beaten because she had soiled the housewife's clothing with feces.
This tragic incident occurred on September 28th, 2023, when the child's father, Abdulaziz Adamu, reported the beating to the A Divisional Police Headquarters. The police are investigating the case, and the housewife is currently in custody.
The statement reads
Upon receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO swung into action, rushed to the scene and moved the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi for medical attention, where she was certified dead by the medical doctor.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect beat up the victim as a result of alleged pass-stood that spoiled her clothes and she sustained various degrees of injuries on her body.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged offence against her without much argument. Investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court for the established offence accordingly,”.