Man arrested for throwing four month old son into river in Niger state

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger state command, have arrested a 20-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu, for throwing his four months old son into River Uti in Borgu local government area of the state.

Mustapha, an indigene of Kebbi state, said he threw his baby away because he was angry that the baby’s mother left him in his care .

He blamed the devil for his action.

I couldn’t take care of the baby alone. I was not happy that the mother left him with me. I do not even know what got into me. It is the devil handwork.” he told newsmen

The Niger State NSCDC Commandant, George Edem, said that the corpse of the baby is yet to be found.

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