Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspect, Lamido Gunduma who conspired with his friend Ishaq Abdullahi to dump the body of a decomposing lady, Jamila Saidu and her child inside sewage in Unguwar Yari-Mari, Jamaare Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bauchi Command, SP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement distributed to reporters on Friday in Bauchi. He said the suspect induced labour in Jamila Saidu which led to her death and the newborn baby.
Wakil said 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 April 2021 at about 12: 00hrs, one Saidu Iliyasu of Zubuki area Jamaare LGA, Bauchi came to Jamaare Divisional Headquarters and reported that on the 5 April 2021, his daughter, one Jamila Saidu 35 years of the same address was declared missing after which a search party was organised but to no avail, until on the 08 April 2021 at about 10: 30hrs 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 34 years 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.
In another development, the police said that three suspects have been arrested by detectives of the state’s Police Command in connection to the case of robbery.
The suspects who include Kamaluddeen Adamu 22-years-old, Murtala Muhammed 22 years old and Ahmad Muhammad 19-years-old, all of Railway area of Bauchi Metropolis, on the 30 April 2021 at about 03: 00hrs conspired and attacked one Salisu Muhammad in his house and robbed him of his valuables.