Police Arrests Woman For Dumping Her 6-Day-Old Baby Under A Tree In Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a woman identified as Zainab Tukur for allegedly dumping her six-day-old baby girl under a tree.
City Today learnt that Zainab wrapped the new born with a wrapper and dumped  her under a tree at Gungura village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of  the state and fled.
The 30-year-old mother was later arrested by police operatives in Bauchi.

According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, the mother and the baby were later taken to the General Hospital, Soro in Ganjuwa LGA for treatment.
He said: “On the 19th of October, 2015, at about 8.00am, following intelligence report, police detectives attached to Soro Division discovered a six-day-old baby abandoned and covered with a wrapper inside a deep hole under the tree at Gungura Village in Ganjuwa LGA of the state.
“Discreet investigation led to the arrest of the suspect, one Zainab Tukur, female, and 30 years old from Kirfi LGA who, incidentally, is the mother of the child.”

Haruna, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said police had commenced investigation to ascertain the motive behind her act after which she wouldbe charged to court for prosecution.
Meanwhile, Mohammed told our reporter that Zainab, who was invited to  the state police command for questioning, had since been taken to the Social Welfare with her baby.


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