The Katsina Senior Magistrate Court has ordered that a 20-year-old housewife, Lamratu Nasiru, be remanded in the Katsina Custodial Centre over the death of her stepdaughter at Unguwar Shalele village, Katsina State.
Counsel to the police, ASP ASP Sani Ado, had told the court that the suspect and the victim’s mother, Zabbau, were married to one Mallam Nasiru of Unguwar Shalele village, in the Matazu Local Government Area of the state. Ado said that the housewives were said to be fighting when Lamaratu allegedly hit the baby girl’s head with a stick.
He stated that the seven-month-old baby sustained a serious injury on her head and was rushed to the general hospital at Musawa, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor. The police prosecutor said the victim’s mother reported the case at the divisional police headquarters, Matazu, after which Lamratu was arrested and then charged to court on one count of culpable homicide in accordance with Section 189 of the Katsina State Penal Code Law, 2021.
Ado, however, told the court that investigation was still in progress. He pleaded for another date when the case could come up for mention.
The presiding Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted the request and adjourned the case till October 24, 2022, for mention.