Man allegedly strangles 17-month old stepson in Jigawa (photo)


Man allegedly strangles 17-month old stepson in Jigawa (photo)

The operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Miga, Jigawa state have arrested 40-year-old Usman Sama’ila, pictured above, for the alleged murder of his seventeen (17) month old stepson, Adamu Gambo.


A statement released by the spokesperson of the Jigawa command of NSCDC, SC Adamu Shehu, said the suspect allegedly took his stepson to a farm where he strangled him until he eventually died.


Shehu said the suspect tried to cover up his heinous crime but it was discovered and reported to the command by his second wife, Bahayura. Bahayura had married Gambo, the father of deceased ( Adamu) and later married the suspect after the termination of her first marriage.


”The incident occured on 14th August, 2020, when the suspect was alleged to have taken his Seventeen (17) month old stepson, Adamu Gambo, to a farm and strangled him which eventually led to his death. The suspect tried to cover his heinous act by relating the child’s death to cold-related…

Source: Linda Ikeji