A family of five has been arraigned before a Kastina Magistrate Court for feeding a day-old baby to a dog. The unholy act was allegedly carried out by the mother of the baby, 15-year-old Wosila Halilu, her three stepbrothers and her mother at Saika village in Batsari area of the state.
According to reports, Musa Garba, a 27-year-old farmer, got Wosila pregnant after he raped her. The family viewed the pregnancy and subsequent delivery of the baby as shameful since she was unmarried.
Once Wosila put to bed, a meeting was held where it was alleged that Wosila’s mother and her step brothers decided that the baby should be fed to a dog.
Dakacin Seika, the village head of Saika, reported the incident to the police leading to the arrest of the family and the farmer.
The suspects are undergoing a trial on a three- count charge of homicide, criminal conspiracy and rape. The prosecution said the offences were in contravention of sections 235, 387 and 85 of the Penal code.
Magistrate Nura Ladan ordered further investigation into the incident.
He ordered that the suspects be remanded in police custody till August 8, 2016, for further hearing.