The Nasarawa State police have confirmed the arrest of a 25-year-old woman, Mwuese Keleve.
Mwuese is alleged to have murdered her three-day-old baby in the Kadarko area of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
DSP Idiris Kennedy, the Police Public Relation Officer, who spoke about this during an interview with Northern City News on Thursday in Lafia, said they received a report about the corpse of a baby found in a river in the Keana Local Government Area.
He added that police detectives on Tuesday arrested the suspect who turned out to be dead baby’s mother.
DSP Idirisu said the suspect which is the baby’s mother, confessed to committing the crime, but did not give any reasonable reason for killing the baby.
The suspect’s husband, Mr. Fanen Peter, said what his wife did came as a surprise to him.
According to the husband, Mwese and him had been married for 15 years with two children and the deceased was their third child.
The paramount ruler, Kadoko of Kadarko, Chief Fabian Orugu, did not keep mute about the matter.
He described the action as a devilish act “which cannot be tolerated.
Chief Fabian promised that the traditional council would monitor the case to ensure that the law took its course in order to prevent an incident like this from reoccurring.