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Woman arrested for dumping her 1day old baby in a pit toilet

The Katsina police command has arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Samsiya Hassan, for allegedly dumping her one-day-old baby boy in a pit toilet, resulting in his death six days later.

Hassan, however, told journalists on Friday that she was unaware that what came out of her body  was a baby.

Sources said the incident occurred a day after Hassan, who is a mother of two moved to the house of her second husband, who was said to be oblivious of her pregnancy.

A neighbour, who heard the cry of the baby and saw Hassan coming out of the toilet, was said to have raised the alarm, leading to the rescue of the baby, who was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The baby boy reportedly died six days later.

Hassan was subsequently arrested, alongside her boyfriend identified as Jemilu.

Sources said Hassan, who resides at Nasarawa quarters in Funtua, Katsina State, had two surviving children already.

She was said to have been recently divorced by her former husband and just remarried.

The spokesperson for the police command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, adding that Hassan and her boyfriend would be arraigned before a court after police investigation.


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