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Police dock father for killing 3-month-old son

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Date: 8th, FEBRUARY, 2013

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A 28-year-old father, accused of killing his 3-month-old son in Saiko area of Minna last week, has been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, I for culpable homicide.

Mohammed Bala charged under section 221 of the penal code pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded in prison custody till March 4, 2013.

The First Information Report (FIR) on the case stated that on January 25, 2013, the mother of the baby, Shamsiya Musa, reported at Maitubi police station that she went to Bala’s house to collect the baby’s powdered milk, which she bore for him out of wedlock.

The FIR also stated that on getting to the house, Bala dragged her to the room and wanted to have intercourse with her and that in the process she escaped, leaving behind the baby in the room.

“When she returned to collect her child, she discovered that you Mohammed Bala has killed and buried the child”, the FIR stated.

The prosecutor, Sergeant John Ateni, objected to the bail of the accused person, explaining that investigation was on.

The presiding judge, Mohammed Gambi Gabi, remanded the accused person, to allow the police complete preliminary investigation.

In a similar case, a 29-year-old son, Ishaku Adamu, has been charged for killing his father, Ahmadu Shaba, in Kpelemi of Kpanda village of Lapai local government area of Niger state.

The accused person was said to have picked quarrel in a bush over burnt charcoal with his father before hitting him with a stick on the head three times to kill him.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody till March 4, 2013, when the case will come up for further hearing.

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