Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a houseboy for the alleged murder of his boss’s 13-year-old daughter.
According to the report, the suspect, identified as Munkaila Ado, 27 allegedly impregnated the minor and then connived with the mother to take her to Gomber State for an abortion.
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Confirming the incident on Saturday, August 13, 2022, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ahmed Wakil said two other suspects were arrested, including a man Oman who administered the abortion substance.
The spokesperson added that after the abortion, the suspect and his friend strangled the victim, and then proceeded to burn her body before burying her in a shallow grave.
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The spokesperson said that the teenager’s father, who discovered that his daughter was missing and suspected his houseboy and his accomplice, reported the matter at the Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters.
“On 10/08/2022 at about 0900hrs, One Alhaji Danladi Mohammed ‘m’ of Mai’ari Arewa village Pali lodged a formal complaint at the Divisional Police Headquarters Alkaleri that, on 04/08/2022 his biological daughter one Safiya Alhaji Danladi ‘f’ aged 13yrs of the same address left home suspected missing and that he strongly suspected his house boy one Munkaila Ado ‘m’ aged 27yrs and one Muazu Umaru aged 35yrs all of the same address to be the principal suspects on the whereabouts of his missing daughter,” the statement read.
“On the strength of that preliminary investigation commence, the scene was visited led by DPO Alkaleri and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Alkaleri, where she was certified dead by a medical Doctor
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that the missing girl was his girlfriend who was four-month pregnant to the knowledge of her mother but unknown to the father Alhaji Danladi Mohammed
“He further revealed that he conspired with the mother of the missing girl and his accomplice Muazu Umar, took the victim to Gombe to procure an abortion, thereafter on reaching Gombe the victim was led to one Hajiya Amina Abubakar ‘f’ 50yr-old house in Jekada Fari behind specialist hospital Gombe where the victim was administered with some substances to cause miscarriage
“Eventually on their way to mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe State, the two aforementioned suspects strangulate the victim, consequently, the victim fell unconscious and gave up the ghost, in the same vein burnt the body of the victim beyond recognition and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA Gombe state
“Meanwhile, the two aforesaid suspects were arrested despite violating the human rights and dignity of the girl child.
“The Command assured the general public will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds
“The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Umar Mamman Sanda fdc directed that the case be transferred to SCID for discreet investigation.”