A 33-year-old woman and her elder sister have been arrested after they connived to bury her baby alive in Kaduna.
The woman, simply identified as Hauwa, reportedly had her newborn baby buried in a shallow grave with the help of her 35-year-old elder sister Zainab.
According to reports, the two sisters checked in to People’s Club Hotel in Tundun Wada, Kaduna State, and paid an accommodation fee of N2,000 just to execute their plan.
As they were digging a spot to bury the baby, someone sighted them. When they were done, they covered it with a stone.
The eyewitness who saw them alerted the hotel management and they went to check what they buried there.
While digging, they saw blood and decided to invite the police who came and arrested the two sisters.
Details of how the foetus was removed by the two sisters is still sketchy as the Police continued to grill the suspects for possible accomplice.
Similarly, two Council Boss, Taraba House Member were docked for alleged misappropriation of N104million belonging to the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office arraigned the trio of Jedua Ahmed Dawud, Oliver Wubon and Joseph Danladi John before Justice F. Agya of Taraba State High Court on a six-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and forgery.
The offences run contrary to Sections 96, 315 and 366 of the Penal Code of Taraba State and punishable under Section 315 of the same law.
The first defendant, Jedua Ahmed Dawud is currently a serving member of Taraba State House of Assembly, representing Sardauna Local Government Area of the state, while the second and third defendant, Oliver Wubon and Joseph Danladi John are current Chairmen of Sardauna and Kurmi local government areas, respectively.
They were alleged to have stolen from the coffers of Sardauna Local Government Area, a total of N104, 200.000 (One Hundred and Four Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira), being funds meant for capital projects in the local government area, while the second and third defendant held the positions of Chairman and Director of finance of the local government area, respectively.