A man who impregnated his own daughter and dumped the baby in a well after she put to bed has been arrested in Bauchi.
Punch reports that Mohammed was arrested alongside the daughter in Gamawa Local Government Area of the state for attempted murder.
Mohammed was said to have had incestuous sexual intercourse with his daughter which resulted in her pregnancy and to hide the shame of bringing up the baby, he convinced her to dump the baby in a well.
Confirming the arrest of the father and daughter while speaking to journalists, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Garba Umar, said the suspects were arrested by police officers attached to Gamawa Division.
“The suspect gave birth to a baby girl and threw her into the well with the intent to kill her. However, the timely intervention of well-meaning individuals in the area, who helped and rescued the baby alive, saved her life.
The suspect confessed that her biological father impregnated her and they decided to do away with the baby. The suspects confessed to the act and were charged to court.”
Mohammed who reportedly begged for mercy and forgiveness said the devil pushed him into sleeping with his daughter and the shame of seeing that he fathered a child by her made him connive with her to throw the child away.