Katsina State command of the Nigeria Police has in the last week arrested a lady of 20 years simply known as Shamsiyya in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State for dumping a new baby boy in a pit latrine.
Shamsiyya, who is a resident of Nasarawa residencial area in Funtua is currently in the police custody for allegedly dumping her child she consieved out of wedlock with her boyfriend named Jamilu exactly a day after she got married to Hassan.
While confirming the incidence, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Gambo Isah said the cry of the baby attracted a neighbor who then drew attention of others and later the police to the development. He said the police rescued the baby from the pit toilet alive, where the baby was taken to the hospital, Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Shika, Zaria and later died after five days. According to him, “She got married a day, and the second day, she gave birth.
She delivered by herself in the pit toilet. Coming out of the toilet, one of her neighbor had the cry of the baby in the toilet. So drew the attention of people. From there, she confessed that, yes, she is the one. That she didn’t know if it was a child or not, all she knew was something came out from her private part and fell into the toilet. “During the cause of investigation, the man she got married to didn’t even know that she was pregnant. Then we arrested somebody, Jamilu, she said impregnated her and her boyfriend,” DSP Isah said.
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Additional information gathered was that Shamsiyya had given birth to four children to her first husband who divorced her, along the line had a boyfriend who impregnated her and could not take responsibility of the pregnancy hence the decision to take the pregnancy to get married to Hassan who didn’t suspected she was pregnant before he married her. Interacting with Shamsiyya and when asked how she felt giving birth to the baby and abandoning him in the pit toilet, she said it was not her wish but it was a trial by God which she believed is destined.