Jamila Abubakar, A 29 year old Kano housewife has been arrested by The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in person (NAPTIP)over the alleged murder of her stepson, Mohammed Bashir.
Shehu Umar,the NAPTIP zonal commander in charge of Kano has said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday, after she beat the seven-year-old boy to death at Tarauni market area of Kano metropolis.
The woman was earlier invited by the agency over alleged child abuse after rescuing the deceased whom she confined to a room without food.
Speaking with the media, Umar shehu said that NAPTIP provided shelter and medication to Muhammad Bashir before reuniting him with his father & Jamila his step mom after the couple wrote an undertaking statement not to maltreat him again.
The zonal commander said, “Unfortunately, the victim was eventually beaten to death. The case has been transferred to the state police command for further investigation and prosecution.”
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