Police sources said the incident happened on Tuesday at about midnight off 69 Road in the area.
source said the man identified only as Abdullahi, 23 and his lover,
identified as Hasiya, 17, might have conspired to kill the baby girl
because she was delivered out of wedlock.
City News learnt that Hasiya had invited Abdullahi to come check on the sick baby on Tuesday.
“Abdullahi gave her money to buy drugs from a nearby pharmacy and
administered it on her. After taking the tablet, the baby started
vomiting some foamy substance,” the source said.
The source said a resident alerted the police after the incident led to chaos in the area.
The Gwarinpa Divisional Police Officer, CSP Nuruddeen Sabo said the
suspects were not staying together and he described them as boyfriend
He said preliminary investigation showed that
the lovers conspired and administered a liquid substance suspected to be
ota pia pia, rat poison, on their six months old baby whom they got out
He said the smell of the poison was perceived on the baby.
“The baby died and was taken to hospital for possible autopsy while the
suspects are in police custody,” he said, adding that investigation was