The Nigerian Police, Bauchi Command said it 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 in sewage in Unguwar Yari-Mari, Jamaare local government area of Bauchi state.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bauchi Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, labor pains induced on Jamila Saidu by the suspect led to her death and that of the newborn.
The PPRO noted in a press release shared with Vanguard on Friday that the suspect dumped the bodies in a sewage system within his compound and fled to Kwadon in Gombe state where he was traced and arrested.
“On 07/04/2021 at about 1200hrs one Saidu Iliyasu of Zubuki area Jamaare L.G.A, Bauchi came to Jamaare Divisional Headquarters and reported that on the 5/04/2021, his daughter, one Jamila Saidu 35yrs of the same address was declared missing after which a search party was organized but to no avail, until on the 08/04/2021 at about 1030hrs 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 34yrs 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.