A woman who is suspected to have killed her 3-year-old stepdaughter, Khadijah Abdulrahman, has been arrested by the gallant operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Benue state.
According to Punch, the baby who had been crying uncontrollably demanding to see her mother who was said to have left her father (Abdulrahman) a few months ago and suddenly went missing from her father’s house on Tuesday, February 21 and all efforts to find her proved abortive.
An eyewitness disclosed that her remains were later found on Wednesday, February 22, at an uncompleted building near their residence at the Wadatta area of Makurdi, Benue state. It was gathered that the child’s mother had separated from Khadijah’s father after whom he went and married another woman, who is now suspected to be behind her murder.
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Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed the recovery of the girl’s body adding that, investigation was still ongoing as to whether she was responsible for the killing of the baby or not.
He said: “We received a report this morning that the corpse of a little girl of about three years, later identified as Khadija Abdulrahman, was seen in an uncompleted building at Wadata near the bank of River Benue. A female suspect has been arrested in connection with the case and investigation has also commenced.”
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