Housewife Allegedly Killed Her Step-daughter for Defecating

The police command in Bauchi State has arrested Khadija Adamu an 18-year-old pregnant housewife for allegedly beating her five-year-old stepdaughter to death for defecating on her body. The suspect, Khadija Adamu, a resident of the Kandahar area, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis in Bauchi State, inflicted serious injuries on the minor’s body. The commissioner of police told the journalists that the report came on 28th September at about 9.25 pm and upon receipt of the information, a team of detectives led by DPO went into action immediately to the scene, and the victim was taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for medical attention, but she was certified dead by the medical practitioner.

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police Auwal Muhammad, according to Punch News told the journalists about the incidences on Monday while parading the suspects at the police headquarters. He said that “On 28th September 2023 at about 9.25 pm, one Abdulaziz Adamu, male (38), of Kandahar area Bauchi, reported at A’ Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 4 pm, one Khadija Adamu, female (18) of the same address beat up her stepdaughter named Hafsat Garba female (5), as a result, she sustained serious injuries on her body”. “Preliminary Investigation revealed that the suspect beat up the victim as a result of an allegation that she passed stool that spoiled her clothes and she sustained various degrees of injuries on her body,” he added.
The commissioner disclosed that the suspect confessed to the alleged offense against her without much argument during interrogation, and maintained that the suspect would be charged to court based on the established offense after the ongoing investigation process.

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