Men of the Nasarawa police command have arrested the duo of Abdulkadir Ahmed and Hassan Sabo both males and 40yrs old of Ungwan Maina, Lafia for allegedly killing a three-week-old child.
Preliminary investigation on the case as confirmed by the command spokesperson, DSP Ramhan Nansel, revealed that on October 11, the principal suspect, Abdulkadir Ahmed asked his friend Hassan to lure the mother of the deceased to his shop located opposite Correctional Facility, Lafia under the pretext of seeking reconciliation as the baby’s mother was his girlfriend who he got pregnant but sent away after she told him she was pregnant.
“Upon her arrival at the shop, Abdulkadir Ahmed took the child into his shop while Hassan Sabo engaged her in a discussion outside, suddenly the child screamed and went quiet.
Abdulkadir Ahmed immediately came out of the shop and the mother enquired to know why the child screamed but was told that the child has gone to sleep. Not satisfied, she rushed into the shop and discovered the lifeless body of her child while the culprits immediately zoomed off on a motorcycle” Nansel said
According to the police spokesperson, the police were notified and the body was swiftly evacuated to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia where it was confirmed dead and subsequently deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.
Nansel said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately ordered an intensive manhunt for the culprits, which paid off on October 13 at about 1230hrs when they were arrested after a painstaking investigation.
“The investigation is ongoing at State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia after which, the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution” Nansel said