Harela Uba, of Shakodna village, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing a three-day-old baby boy in the area.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Alhaji Adamu Usman, disclosed this in an interview with News in Minna on Tuesday.
Ekpoudom Usman said that one Uba Saidu of Shakodna village in Shiroro Local Government Area, reported the matter at Shiroro Police Division that his second wife, Fa’iza Uba, of the same address, went into bathroom and left her three-day-old baby boy in her room. ” When she returned, she discovered that white foam was coming out from the mouth of the baby and he was immediately rushed to General Hospital, Kuta, where he was confirmed dead by doctor,” he said. ‘’
The Police invited the first wife, one Harela Uba, who is eight-month pregnant for questioning, being the one at home when the incident happened,” he said.
The Commissioner said that after interrogation, she confessed to have given her seven-year-0ld daughter, Khadija Uba, an insecticide to administer on the child, which she did.