Mom Arrested For Allegedly Killing 3-Day-Old Baby
The Police in Nasarawa State Command said they arrested a woman for allegedly killing her three-day-old baby.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, Idirisu
Kennedy, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen today in Lafia.
According to Mr. Kennedy, the police on Monday received the report of a
dead body of a baby in Kaderko area of Keana Local Government Area.
He said police officers through intelligence report arrested the culprit who turned out to be the mother of the deceased child.
He gave the name of the woman as Mwuese Keleve, and that she had
confessed to committing the crime, but did not give any reason for her
action. Mr. Kennedy said as soon as the police completed their
investigation, the woman would be charged to court.
“Based on preliminary investigation, the woman is sane and has admitted to committing the crime,” he said.
Fanen Peter, husband of the woman, and father to the deceased baby, said what his wife did “beat my imagination”.
Mr. Peter explained that they had been married for 15 years with two
children and that the deceased was supposed to be their third child.
He said that the baby had since been buried as the corpse was already decomposing.
Fabian Orugu, Oso of Kadoko (traditional ruler of Kaderko), described
the action of the woman as `devilish’ which could not be tolerated.
Mr. Orugu lauded the collaboration between the residents of the area and the police which led to the arrest of the suspect.
Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To New Ministers
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago.
Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks
after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu
Mr. Ocheni will fill the vacuum created by the death of James Ocholi who
hailed from the same state, Kogi State. He is to resume as Minister of
State in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
Suleiman Hassan who was appointed to fill the Gombe State slot will
resume as Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing. We wish them the
best in office and pray Nigerians feel their impact.
Police Arrest 10 Over Murder Of 4-Year Old In Lagos
State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni, who described the incident
as ‘sad’ during a media briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, said the girl’s
throat was slit and the body was dumped behind her parent’s window.
“A sad incident happened this morning when the Divisional Police Officer
at Iwaya was alerted after Mr. Taiwo Sulaiman and his wife came with
the dead body of a four-year-old girl.
“When questioned, they
asserted that the child went with two of her siblings to pray at the
mosque at 1:00pm and since then, she had not been seen.
searching thoroughly for the girl, her dead body with a slit throat was
found behind her parent’s window, close to an Ogun shrine in the
“The corpse had been recovered with the knife used to
commit the murder and 10 persons are presently in custody for
interrogation, including the parents.
“Investigation, however, revealed elements of conspiracy in the matter.
We will continue to update you as investigation continues.
“We have deployed heavily into the area which is densely populated to prevent any form of jungle justice,” Owoseni said.
“This is the essence of the warnings we had been giving the public. If
you cover crime at one time or the other, the crime will come and
consume you,” Owoseni said.