Nasarawa State police Command has said that a woman was arrested for allegedly killing her three-day-old baby.
Spokesman for the command DSP Idirisu Kennedy disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia.
Kennedy said the police on Monday received report of a dead body of a baby in Kaderko area.
According to him, policemen, through intelligence report, arrested the culprit who turned out to be the mother of the deceased child.
He revealed the name of the woman as Mwuese Keleve, adding that she had confessed to committing the crime, but did not give any reason for her action.
Kennedy said as soon as the police completed their investigation, the woman would be charged to court.
Fanen Peter, husband of the woman, and father to the deceased baby, expressed shock over her action, saying she did “beat my imagination”.
He explained that they had been married for 15 years with two children and that the deceased was supposed to be their third child.
Peter said that the baby had since been buried as the corpse was already decomposing.
Fabian Orugu, Oso of Kadoko of Kaderko (traditional ruler) of Kaderko, described the action of the woman as ‘devilish’ which could not be condoned.