A middle-aged man, Bala Mohammed, has allegedly killed his three-month-old son, Idris in Saiko area of Minna, Niger State capital, and buried him in Maitumbi, a suburb of the state capital.
Investigations revealed that Shamsiya, the mother, was impregnated out of wedlock by the man. She raised alarm immediately after the man overpowered her, snatched the baby and took off to an unknown destination.
It was learnt that Shamsiyya, a young woman of 20, immediately rushed to her family to seek for help as she expressed concern over the safety of her baby. But by the time the family get to Bala’s house at Siako, his whereabouts could not be traced.
While people were waiting and searching for Bala, he later appeared and told the people that he has killed the baby already and nobody should disturb him.
Following his disposition the members of the family invited the police to arrest him as he could not produce the baby.
Investigations revealed that upon police interrogation, Bala admitted to taking the baby to Maintimbi after killing him and buried him in a bush around the area.
Some of the family members who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Bala had wanted the termination of the pregnancy, but Shamsiya refused. Allegedly, when the baby was born, the father asked the mother to kill the baby promising her money, but the mother refused.