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28-Year-Old Man Poisons His Baby Girl In Kano

Report from Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, North-West Nigeria says, a man who wanted a male child has allegedly poisoned his a day-old baby girl to death.

The 28-year-old man, Misbahu Salisu, a resident of Doka Baici, in the local government, was on Friday arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

A statement issued by the Deputy Commander General, Operations, Dr Mujahid Aminudeen says, the suspect had informed officials of the board that he gave the day-old baby a local insect killer.

The suspect also alleged to have drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea that contained sleeping tablets before allegedly carrying out his criminal act.

“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the man has been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

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