By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Habibu Bala of Ningi Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his five-day old baby boy.
The suspects who was paraded among other suspects at Police headquarters in Bauchi on Thursday told our correspondent that he committed the deadly act because of lack of money to organize naming ceremony.
“I killed my new baby because I don’t have money to organize naming ceremony but I regretted killing him”, Bala said.
Bauchi state police command public relations officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar while parading the suspects said “on 21st January, 2018 the suspect’s brother one Musa Bala reported at the Ningi police station that on the same date at about 2:30pm his younger brother used an insecticide known as ‘piya piya ‘ and poisoned his son by administering the chemical into the baby’s mouth.
“As a result the baby became unconscious, he was later taken to Ningi General Hospital where the Medical Doctor certified him dead”, he said.
In a related development, a 17 year old Nuhu Bulus of Toro Local Governemnt Area of the state was also arrested for allegedly killing his 65 years old father.
PPRO Kamal said, “On 17th January this year, one Samaila Bulus and Musa Bulus both of whom reside at Boloji Ward, Toro Local Government reported at Toro police station that on the same date at about 9:30pm, they left their 65 year old father one Bulus Azi with their younger brother one Nuhu Bulus, 17 but discovered on their return that the boy inflicted serious injuries on the father.
The police spokesman said the suspect hit the man severally with metal pots and woods in the house which led to his death after being rushed to hospital by the other offspring.
The suspect, Nuhu Bulus told newsmen during an interview that he was provoked by his father’s strange behavior.
He said “I killed my father because he provoked me with his strange behavior which led to a misunderstanding between us”, admitting “I was intoxicated by hard drugs when I committed the offense”.