Police operatives attached to ‘D’ Division, Lafia have arrested Abdulkadir Ahmed, Hassan Sabo and Ungwan Maina, for killing a three-week-old child.

The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Deputy Ramhan Nansel said that a preliminary investigation revealed that on the 11th of October, 2022, the principal suspect, Abdulkadir Ahmed asked his friend Hassan Sabo to lure the mother of the deceased to his shop located opposite Correctional Facility, Lafia under the pretext of seeking reconciliation. The police said that Ahmed had cohabited with her and got her pregnant and then sent her away.

Nansel said: “Upon her arrival at the shop, Abdulkadir Ahmed took the child into his shop while Hassan Sabo engaged her in a discussion outside. Suddenly, the child screamed and went quiet. Abdulkadir Ahmed immediately came out of the shop and the mother enquired to know why the baby cried but was told that the child has gone to sleep. Not satisfied, she rushed into the shop and discovered the lifeless body of her child while the culprits immediately zoomed off on a motorcycle. The Police were notified and the body was swiftly evacuated to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia where it was confirmed dead and subsequently deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi immediately ordered an intensive manhunt for the culprits. The search paid off on 13the of October 2022, when they were arrested after a thorough investigation. The investigation is ongoing at State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lafia, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.”

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