Tragedy, As Father Drugs Wife, Poisons Day-old Daughter With Insecticide Over Preference For Male Child
The Kano State Hisbah Board has on Friday, September 15, arrested 28-year-old Misbahu Salisu who lives in Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area of the State for allegedly taking the life of his day-old daughter through poisoning.
Salisu, had allegedly poisoned his day-old baby girl to death because he preferred a male child.
His arrest was announced by the board in a statement issued in Kano by the deputy commander general, operations, Mujahid Aminudeen.
Mr Aminudeen said that the suspect had informed officials of the board that he gave the baby a local insect killer, Otapiapia.
“Salisu also drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea which contained sleeping tablets before carrying out the 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 official said in the statement.
According to him, Salisu has been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.