A 50-year-old man, Bawada Audu, has been arrested by the Bauchi state police command for allegedly burying his grandson alive.
The state police spokesman, DSP Ahmed Wakil, said the man carried out the act after his 17-year-old daughter who was raped by a man identified as Danjuma Abubakar sometime in January,2020 delivered the baby.
He said after a joint operation by the police and an unnamed community human rights group, the baby was disentomb but was found dead.
“On September 16, 2020, around 10am, a human rights group brought a 17 year-old young lady from Rimin Zayam, in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, to the Toro Police Division, who allegedly gave birth to a male child on September 14.
After giving birth,Bawada Audu, the grandfather seized and buried the child behind their house.
“The baby was exhumed and rushed to a general hospital where he was certified dead by a doctor.
The body of the dead baby has been handed over the Village head of Rimin Zayam for burial.
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