For dumping her new baby boy in a refuse dump, a middle aged woman is currently in the custody of police in Shuwarin Village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The State Commandant of the Jigawa Hisbah Guards, Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, on Tuesday disclosed that the suspect was arrested on October 29, 2016.
Hisbah is the Sharia Law enforcement agency in the state.
According to Aliyu, the suspect is a resident of Bulakalu Village in Dutse Local Government Area, NAN reports.
The commandant said that the baby was picked by a `good Samaritan’, who took him to the district head of the community and later reported the incident to the police.
According to Aliyu, upon receiving the report, Hisbah deployed its intelligence officers to the two local government areas to fish out the mother of the baby.
According o Aliu, the guards eventually got an intelligence report that a woman in Bulakalu Village gave birth to the baby.
He said: “The residents said they had not been seeing the suspect with her baby.
“For that, we invited the suspect to our office where she confessed to being the mother of the boy.
“She also confirmed that she was the one, who personally dumped the baby, because of fear of stigmatisation for giving birth out of wedlock.”
Aliyu said the baby was in good health and in the custody of a woman in Shuwarin Village, pending conclusion of investigations into the case.
He said the suspect had been handed over to the police to decide her fate.
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