The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested Ayuba Danbaki, a 35-year-old man from Rigi community in Ga’anda District, Gombi LGA, for allegedly murdering his two-year-old daughter, Tamar Ayuba.
The suspect reportedly buried the corpse in a shallow grave after tying a rope around the young girl’s neck.
According to reports, the mother of the deceased, Shiyona Ali, left the child with her father at a local joint in the community after becoming tired of her upkeep.
The suspect, who was reportedly drinking at the time, became angry with his former wife and took the child into the bush, where he allegedly carried out the heinous act before burying her.
The tragic incident has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for justice to be served.
While being interrogated by the PPRO of the Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, on Wednesday, the suspect confessed thus: “I killed my daughter, because I became angry as to the reason why her mother will dump her with me at a local joint.
“I used a rope and tied her neck, dug a grave and buried her. I am married and blessed with six children including the deceased. I became angry with her mother’s action. It was a mistake.
“I drink local beer known as ‘burukutu’. I want to use this opportunity to advise people not to drink beer because it is not good. It makes someone become useless.”
The police have assured the public that the suspect will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The mother of the deceased, Shiyona, reported the matter to the police command on August 28th, 2023, which led to the arrest of Ayuba.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Babatola Afolabi, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command for discreet investigation.
The police boss has vowed to ensure the prosecution of the suspect on completion of the investigation and warned the general public to desist from taking laws into their own hands.
– Daily Trust