The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old Volamu Kalbes, in connection with the alleged murder of a nursing mother and her baby for resisting rape attempt.
The deceased, Talatu Usman and her one-year-old baby, were drowned in a river by the suspect in Lamurde local government area of the State.
A statement by the State Police Command’s image maker, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, said both the suspect and the victims were residents of Sabon Layi village in Lamurde LGA.
According to the Police, the suspect allegedly attacked the victims by the riverside where Talatu went to take bath alongside her child.
“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her but to no avail, as he overpowered her as a result of which he subdued and pressed her down into the water where she died.
“After killing the woman, the suspect took the child who was crying profusely on the river bank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement added.
On the strength of that, the suspect was arrested by the command’s operatives attached to Lamurde Divisional Police Headquarters, following a report received by the victim’s husband, Alh. Usman Abdul, who is currently bereaved over the loss of his wife and child.
The Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, has directed for more discreet investigation into the matter.
He, however, ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to take over matter.
He equally called on the members of the public to desist from all criminal acts as the police will not relent in bringing to book anyone found violating the laws of the land.