A family of five has been arrested by the police in Katsina state for allegedly feeding a day old baby boy to a dog as meal.It was gathered that the incident happened at Saika village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The police gave the names of the suspects as Wosila Halilu (15), who is the mother of the baby; Wosila’s step brothers, Muhammadu Bello (45), Musa Bello (35), Umar Bello (27); and her mother, Faiza Umar (30). 27-year-old farmer, Musa Garba, alleged to have impregnated Wosila, was equally arrested for allegedly raping her.
Police sources revealed that trouble started for the family when Wosila gave birth to the baby boy after being allegedly impregnated by the farmer. The sources added that Wosila’s pregnancy and the subsequent delivery of the baby boy were said to have been viewed as capable of bringing shame to the five-member family since she was unmarried.
It was gathered that Wosila’s mother and the stepbrothers held a meeting where it was decided that the baby boy should be fed as a meal to a dog. The village head of Saika, known as Dakacin Seika, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of the family members and the farmer.