The Bauchi Police Command has arrested one Khadija Adamu,18, for allegedly beating up her 5-year-old stepdaughter, Hafsat to death.
The command confirmed the suspect’s arrest at a press conference held at the police headquarters in the state capital on Tuesday.
The incident was said to have occurred on September 28, 2023, in the Kandahar area of Bauchi metropolis.
According to the Police Spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, the suspect was reported at the A’ Divisional Police by her husband, Abdulaziz Adamu, 38 after she beat up the victim “as a result of alleged pass-stool that spoiled her clothes”
“Upon receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by the 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.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged offense against her without much argument.”
Wail said the investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court for the established offense accordingly.