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Housewife killed seven-month-old stepdaughter in Katsina

A Katsina Senior Magistrate Court has ordered that a 20-year-old housewife identified as Lamratu Nasiru be remanded in the Katsina Custodial Centre for allegedly killing her stepdaughter.

The incident happened at Unguwar Shalele village, in the Matazu Local Government Area of the state.

The incident reportedly started when Lamratu and Zabbau, the mother of the late child, had a physical brawl.

The suspect killed the baby girl by hitting her head with a stick, eyewitnesses narrated.

The two women are married to one Mallam Nasiru of Unguwar Shalele village.

The police prosecutor, ASP Sani Ado, while reporting to the court said said the seven-month-old baby sustained a serious injury on her head and was rushed to the general hospital at Musawa, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor.

According to the prosecutor, the victim’s mother, Zabbau, reported the case at the divisional police headquarters, Matazu, following which Lamratu was arrested immediately.

Lamaratu is standing trial on one count of culpable homicide in accordance with Section 189 of the Katsina State Penal Code Law, 2021.

The court also heard that Zabbau allegedly sustained injuries during the brawl.

Ado, however, told the court that the investigation was still in progress.

He pleaded for another date when the case could come up for mention.

The presiding Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted the request and adjourned the case till October 24, 2022, for mention.

She directed that Lamratu be remanded.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man, Ahmed Abbah, was also remanded in the Katsina Custodial Centre over sodomy.

According to the police, Abbah allegedly engaged in sodomy with a 19-year-old boy on June 12, 2022.

The victim’s mother, Talatu Gambo, lodged a complaint about the incident at the Central Police Station in the state.

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