A 20-year-old housewife, Lamratu Nasiru, has been remanded in Nigeria Correctional Centre, Katsina State over the death of her stepdaughter.
Lamratu was alleged to have hit the seven-month-old lady on the top with a stick throughout a brawl with the sufferer’s mom, Zabbau Nasiru.
Lamratu and Zabbau are wives of 1 Mallam Nasiru of Unguwar Shalele village, Matazu Local Government Area of the state.
The police added, “As a result, the baby sustained a serious injury on her head and was rushed to the General hospital, Musawa where she was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
The police advised a Katsina Senior Magistrate court the place the case was learn on Tuesday that the incident occurred on 21, August 2022 at Unguwar Shalele village.
Zabbau reported the incident on the Divisional police headquarters, Matazu, following which Lamratu was arrested and dragged to court .
The police have slammed a cost of culpable murder on Lamratu in accordance with part 189 of Katsina state penal code legislation, 2021.
The court additional heard that the child’s mom, Zabbau additionally allegedly sustained accidents through the brawl.
The police prosecutor, ASP Sani Ado, nevertheless, advised the court that investigation was nonetheless in progress on the case, pleading for an additional date when the case may come up for point out on the court.
The presiding Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko granted the request and adjourned the case to 24, October, 2022 for point out.
She directed that Lamratu be remanded within the Katsina Correctional Centre until that date.
Meanwhile, a -25-year-old man, Ahmed Abbah has additionally been remanded in a Katsina Correctional Centre over alleged sodomy.
According to the police, Abbah, who resides at Rafindadi Quarters, Katsina , was alleged to have engaged in sodomy with a 19-year-old boy on 12, June, 2022 in Katsina.
The sufferer’s mom, Talatu Gambo of Yanshuni Quarters, Katsina lodged a proper grievance concerning the incident on the Central police station, katsina.
The police charged Abbah for an “unnatural offence”, consistent with part 255 of Katsina State penal code legislation of 2021.
The Presiding Magistrate directed that Abbah be remanded on the Correctional Centre till 2, November, 2022 when the case would come up for point out earlier than her.