Adamawa Police Arrest Lady, Boyfriend For Allegedly Dumping Infant In Dustbin

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Blessing Ben and Luka Iliyasu

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a woman, Blessing Ben, over allegations of killing and dumping the lifeless body of her newborn in a dustbin.

The 20-year-old  was arrested along with her boyfriend, Luka Iliyasu by the authorities who are now grilling the suspects.

Facts on the matter obtained by DAILY POST on Friday morning indicate that Blessing was made pregnant by Luka, incidentally of Police Barracks, Yola.

They had been dating for about two years.

Blessing, a resident of Jambutu, within the same Yola North LGA as Luka, was delivered of her baby last Saturday, July 8.

She allegedly killed the infant and dumped the remains in a dustbin in their compound.

She has however denied killing the baby, insisting that she delivered the baby on her own and the baby came out lifeless, giving her no option but to throw the lifeless child into a dustbin.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, the woman claimed that she has been living with her aunt, and that even her aunt did not know that she was pregnant for nine months until she gave birth.

She narrated that her aunt was out of town at the time she was delivered of the baby, saying that when she discovered that she gave birth to a dead baby, she kept the corpse for two days after which she dumped the remains inside a dustbin.

Nguroje said the police would get the full story as both Blessing and her boyfriend were in police custody and were still being investigated.

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