The Adamawa State Police Command has apprended an 18-year-old man over the murder of a 36-year-old mother and her one-year-old child.
The ugly incident happened at the Lamurde Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Sulaiman Nguroje, said the suspect allegedly attacked the victim by the riverside, where she went to take her bath with her child.
Suleiman said, “The Adamawa State Police Command on June 6, 2022, arrested an 18-year-old suspect for the murder of one Talatu Usman, 36, and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.
“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into the water, which resulted in her death.
“As if this was not enough, the suspect took the child, who was crying for help on the riverbank and pressed him into the water until he gave up too.
“On the strength of that, the suspect was apprended by the command operatives attached to Lamurde divisional police headquarters following a report received by the victim’s spouse, Alh. Usman Abdul, who is distraught over the loss of his wife and child.”
Nguroje said the state Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, had ordered immediate investigation into the case.