An 18-year-old housewife, Khadija Adamu, has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command, for beating her 5-year-old stepdaughter to death in the Kandahar area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, disclosed this on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, during a press conference at the police headquarters in Bauchi.
CP Muhammed said Khadija was arrested after one Abdulaziz Adamu reported to the police that the suspect beat Hafsat Garba, as a result she sustained serious injuries and was confirmed dead by a doctor at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH).
According to the Commissioner, the suspect confessed to the crime without much argument.
"On 28/9/2023 at about 2125hrs one Abdulaziz Adamu ‘m’ aged 38yrs of Kandahar area Bauchi, reported at A’ Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 1600hrs, one Khadija Adamu ‘f’ aged 18yrs of the same address beat up her stepdaughter named “Hafsat Garba” ‘f aged 5yrs old, as a result, she sustained serious injuries on her body," the CP stated.
"Upon receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO swung into action, rushed to the scene and moved the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi for medical attention, where she was certified dead by the medical doctor
"Preliminary Investigation revealed that the suspect beat up the victim as a result of alleged pass-stood that spoiled her clothes and she sustained various degrees of injuries on her body
"During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged offence against her without much argument
“Investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court for the established offence accordingly.”