The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Kano State, has arrested a housewife, Jamila Abubakar, over alleged murder of her 7 years old stepson, Muhammad Bashir
Mr Shehu Umar, NAPTIP Zonal Commander in charge of Kano State, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano.
Umar disclosed that the suspect was apprehended on Thursday after she had beat her seven-year-old stepson to death at Tarauni Kasuwa area of Kano metropolis.
He recalled that the Agency had invited the suspect over alleged child abuse after the deceased was rescued from the suspect in the past few months.
The Coordinator said: âWe received information that the deceased rescued few months ago was allegedly clubbed to death by his stepmother.â
âOn receiving the information, operatives of NAPTIP swung into action and arrested the suspect.â
He added that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect confined the decease in a room without food when they left home for their daily engagements.
âThe suspect was invited and the victim rescued by our team. The Agency provided shelter and medication to the victim before reuniting him with his father.â
âThe couple wrote an undertaking that the boy will not be confined again, noting that they also promised to take care of the childâs protection and wellbeing when they set out for their normal businesses.â
Umar added that the case has been transferred to the Police Command in Kano for further investigation and prosecution.