5 members of a family on Wednesday appeared
before a Kastina Magistrate Court for allegedly
giving a day-old baby boy to a dog as meal.
The incident which happened at Saika village in
Batsari Local Government Area of the state has 15-
year-old Wosila Halilu, the mother of the baby, her
three stepbrothers and her mother as suspects.
According to reports, Musa Garba, a 27-year-old
farmer, got Wosila pregnant after he was raped
Sources said 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
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
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