Father ‘kills’ daughter over preference for male child

A 28-year-old man, Misbahu Salisu, has allegedly killed his daughter.

He allegedly poisoned his day old baby daughter over his preference for a male child.

A statement issued in Kano by the Deputy Commander General, Operations, Kano State Hisbah Board Mujahid Aminudeen, Friday, said the culprit who lives in Doka Baici, Tofa local government area, has been arrested.

Aminudeen said the suspect had informed officials of the board that he gave the baby a local insect killer, Otapiapia.

“Salisu also drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea which contained sleeping tablets before carrying out the criminal act.

“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life,” he said.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

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