Woman, 30, strangles newborn baby, throws him into pit latrine

Mustapha was said to have conceived out of wedlock and gave birth to a baby boy.

A businesswoman in Sokoto, Rabiat Mustapha, 30, has been remanded in prison custody over alleged murder of her baby born out of wedlock.

Mustapha, who resides at Asada area of Sokoto, is facing a two-count of criminal conspiracy and preventing a child from being born or causing it die after birth.

Mustapha allegedly committed the offences on March 3 at Asada area of Sokoto.

She was said to have conceived out of wedlock and gave birth to a baby boy. She allegedly strangled to death and threw the body into a pit latrine.

Mustapha said she was not guilty of the offence.

The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, ordered that she should be remanded in prison custody.

Adamu adjourned the case until April 9 for a mention and possible transfer to a court of competent jurisdiction.

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