July 20, 2016 – Family Kills Newborn Baby Delivered By Rape Victim In Katsina, Feeds Dog With Corpse
5 members of a family on Wednesday appeared before a Kastina Magistrate Court for allegedly giving a day-old baby boy to a dog as meal.
The incident which happened at Saika village in Batsari Local Government Area of the state has 15-year-old Wosila Halilu, the mother of the baby, her three stepbrothers and her mother as suspects.
According to reports, Musa Garba, a 27-year-old farmer, got Wosila pregnant after he was raped her.
Sources said the family viewed the pregnancy and subsequent delivery of the baby as shameful since she was unmarried.
Once Wosila put to bed, a meeting was held where it was alleged that Wosila’s mother and her step brothers decided that the baby should be fed to a dog.
Dakacin Seika, the village head of Saika, reported the incident to the police leading to the arrest of the family and the farmer.
The suspects are undergoing a trial on a three- count charge of homicide, criminal conspiracy and rape. The prosecution said the offences were in contravention of sections 235, 387 and 85 of the Penal code.
Magistrate Nura Ladan ordered further investigation into the incident.
He ordered that the suspects be remanded in police custody till August 8, 2016, for further hearing.