Police in Benue State have arrested a woman suspected to have killed her three-year-old stepdaughter at the Wadatta area of Makurdi, Benue state.
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 a source who disclosed to Punch Metro, 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, suddenly went missing from her father’s house on Tuesday and all efforts to find her failed.
An eyewitness disclosed that her remains were later found on Wednesday 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 which he went and married another woman, who is now suspected to be behind her murder.
Confirming the recovery of the corpse of the three-year-old baby girl in an uncompleted building close to River Benue, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said 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.”