According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bauchi Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, the suspect’s induced labour in Jamila Saidu led to her death and the newborn baby.
The PPRO noted in a press release on Friday that the suspect deposited the corpses in a sewage system within his compound and fled to Kwadon in Gombe state where he was tracked and arrested.
“On 07/04/2021 at about 1200hrs one Saidu Iliyasu of Zubuki area Jamaare L.G.A, Bauchi came to Jamaare Divisional Headquarters and reported that on the 5/04/2021, his daughter, one Jamila Saidu 35yrs of the same address was declared missing after which a search party was organized but to no avail, until on the 08/04/2021 at about 1030hrs when her decomposed body was discovered with a newborn child in sewage at her boyfriend’s house identified as Lamido Gunduma at unguwar Yari-Mari Jamaare.
“During preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the above suspect criminally conspired with one Ishaq Abdullahi aged 34yrs of the same address and fixed canola into the arm of the said Jamila Saidu and administered her with dextrose water, Quinine and ostagen in order to abort her pregnancy which culminated into induced labour that resulted to the death of the victim and the newborn baby.
“The suspect then deposited the corpses in the sewage system within his compound and fled to Kwadon in Gombe state where he was tracked and arrested. He has been charged to court for prosecution accordingly,” he said.