8-year-old Misbahu Salisu of Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area in Kano State stands accused of ending the life of his one-day-old baby girl using a local insect killer known as Otapiapia. The disturbing motive behind this horrifying act is said to be Salisu’s preference for a male child.
The revelation of this heart-wrenching crime came to light when Salisu confessed to the heinous act during an investigation conducted by the Board of Kano’s religious police, the Hisbah. This revelation has sent shockwaves through the community and beyond.
The arrest of Misbahu Salisu was officially announced by the Hisbah Board in a statement issued in Kano. Dr. Mujahid Aminudeen, the Deputy Commander General of Operations for the Hisbah, shared the distressing details of the case. According to Aminudeen, not only did Salisu admit to using Otapiapia to take his baby daughter’s life, but he also revealed that he had drugged the child’s mother, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea containing sleeping tablets before committing this heinous 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,” Aminudeen stated in the official statement.
This unimaginable tragedy has left the community in shock and sorrow. The suspect, Misbahu Salisu, has now been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, as authorities work diligently to uncover all the details surrounding this heartbreaking incident.