A 50 year old man, Bawada Audu has been arrested by the Police, Bauchi state command for allegedly burying his newborn grandson alive.
Bawada was said have seized the newborn child birthed by his 17year old daughter on Monday, September 14 and buried him alive behind their home in Rimin Zayam village in Toro local goverment area of Bauchi.
This was disclosed by the state police spokesman , DSP Ahmed Wakili who further explained that, ” The minor was allegedly raped in January this year. On September 16, 2020, around 10am, a human rights group brought one 17 year-old (name withheld)… who allegedly gave birth to a male child on September 14.”
He stated that after a joint operation by the police and an unnamed human rights group, the place whee the baby was buried was digged up, the child was, however, confirmed dead at a hospital.
The police spokesman revealed that the victim told the police that one Danjuma Uba had raped her “sometime in January 2020.”
He said the corpse, of the newborn was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial.
He also added that the suspect has confessed being guilty of the crime.