Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old mother, Faith Alhassan, for allegedly killing her one-year-old daughter, allegedly to enable her marry her ex-boyfriend identified as Dolan Yakubu.
It was gathered that Yakubu had previously told the suspect that he was not ready to accept her and the baby.
Faith, a secondary school certificate holder, however said until she carried out the dastardly act and saw the dead body of her daughter, she did not realise what she had done.
According to the police, the suspect went to Gantan village in the Kachia Local Government Area with the baby girl to meet Yakubu whom she had jilted years back.
The police added that when the father of her ex-boyfriend complained about the baby, the woman quietly in the night went and dumped the one-year-old girl into the well where she died, apparently for her to be able to marry Yakubu.
“On December 28, around 7 am, the body of a baby girl was found in a well at Gantan village of Kachia Local Government Area. Upon receipt of the report, an investigation was carried out and it was discovered that the mother of the dead baby, Faith carried out the act.
Alhassan, was the suspect,” a police report read.
The suspect, however, denied her earlier statement to the police when she simply said she didn’t know what came over her when interviewed.
Speaking to journalists at the Kaduna State Police Command headquarters where she is currently undergoing investigation, she denied that she killed her daughter because she wanted to marry her former boyfriend whom she had jilted some years back.
The young lady who said she stays with her grandmother, also disclosed she doesn’t know the whereabouts of her dead daughter’s father.