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NSCDC arrests man for throwing 4 months old into a river in Niger

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Tunde Bolaji – , Minna.

A 20 years old man Mustapha Aliyu is now in the net of the Niger state Command of the Nigeria Civil defence and security corps for an alleged throwing into the river Utii in Borhu local government area of the state his four months old baby boy.

Commandant George U. Edem in charge of the state made the disclosure when he paraded the suspect in Minna the state capital adding the corpse of the toddler was yet to be discovered.

Edem said that following a tip off on 7th September, 2019, his men apprehended the suspect an indegene of Kebbi state who resides in Tamaniya village near Kainji in Borgu local government of the state.

He stated that the suspect an Okada rider have confirmed to have committed the offence and pleaded guilty and will be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Commandant Edem however advised parents take good care of their children, monitor their wards and advised them accordingly to avoid committing such kind of offense like homicide.

The suspect, Mustapha Aliyu in an interview said it was his son but not officially married to the girl although he intended to marry her before the unfortunate incident.

He attributed it to lack of acceptance of the child by his mother adding that it was a devil work and pleaded guilty and he should be sentenced to prison where he will seek for forgiveness from his creator.

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