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Gombe Court Remands Two Women For Killing Day Old Baby

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A Gombe Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gombe state, on Friday, remanded two women in Gombe prison for the alleged murder of a day old baby.

The accused persons, Talatu Adamu, 25, mother of the baby and Hafsatu Adamu, 56, grandmother of the baby are facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and murder.

The prosecutor, Insp. Bako Shekari, told the court that the two
committed the offence on April 12, 2018 at about 10pm at Wuro Malam-Manu village of Dukku Local Government Area.

Shekari said that the accused persons conspired among themselves to kill the baby, an offence which contravened section 96 and 221 of the penal code law.

Earlier the two accused persons, pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
Babayo Usumatu, the Chief Magistrate, said because of the magnitude of the offence they committed, the accused persons were to be remanded in prison and the case file sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Usamatu then adjourned the case to August 8, 2018 for further hearing.
A Gombe Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gombe state, on Friday, remanded two women in Gombe prison for the alleged murder of a day old baby.

The accused persons, Talatu Adamu, 25, mother of the baby and Hafsatu Adamu, 56, grandmother of the baby are facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and murder.

The prosecutor, Insp. Bako Shekari, told the court that the two
committed the offence on April 12, 2018 at about 10pm at Wuro Malam-Manu village of Dukku Local Government Area.

Shekari said that the accused persons conspired among themselves to kill the baby, an offence which contravened section 96 and 221 of the penal code law.

Earlier the two accused persons, pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
Babayo Usumatu, the Chief Magistrate, said because of the magnitude of the offence they committed, the accused persons were to be remanded in prison and the case file sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Usamatu then adjourned the case to August 8, 2018 for further hearing.



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