In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, September, 2020

Critical Controversy Over The Man Who ‘Buried His Personal Grandson Alive’ In Bauchi

Serious Controversy Over The Man Who 'Buried His Own Grandson Alive' In Bauchi

Bawada Audu

Hafsat and her siblings

On Monday, a 50-year-old man recognized as Bawada Audu was arrested by the police on the allegation that he buried his day-old grandson alive in Rimin  Zayam village, Toro Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State.

Disclosing this in an announcement, the police public relations officer, Bauchi State command, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakili, mentioned Audu was arrested throughout a joint operation between the police and a human proper group, after his daughter, Hafsat, gave start to a male youngster on September 14, 2020 and he allegedly seized and buried it behind his home.

The police spokesman mentioned the newborn was exhumed and rushed to a common hospital, the place he was licensed useless by a medical physician.

The corpse was subsequently launched to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial.

Upon interrogation, Hafsat, 17, mentioned it was one Danjuma Malam Uba of the identical handle, now at giant, that had a carnal information of her someday in early 2020.

The mom of the late youngster additional informed Day by day Belief Saturday that for over three years, she had been battling with an sickness suspected to be psychological dysfunction.

“I used to be not even conscious that I used to be pregnant as a result of all through that interval, my dad and mom had been busy battling to rescue me out of psychiatric challenges from completely different conventional healers.

“I spent months on remedy in the home of one of many healers.

“I can’t bear in mind when and the way I had a sexual relationship with any man.

When labour began, I believed it was the sickness that triggered the blood and ache, which lasted for lower than one hour.

It was my first expertise; and fortunately, I delivered the newborn safely alone. However after he cried for a second, he went off.

I screamed for assist as a result of pains.

My mom got here into the room for my rescue and washed my physique, eliminated the newborn from the bottom and did different crucial issues.

They child remained in coma for over two hours.

A neighbor, who can also be an area midwife, arrived when she heard that I delivered and checked the newborn, however mentioned he was not alive.

I really feel very unhealthy dropping the newborn.

I used to be nonetheless in ache when the story of its demise was damaged to me.

When my father returned house and was additionally informed concerning the demise of the newborn, he determined to bury him beside the home fence.

He buried the newborn with out involving anybody.

Later, when the story of my supply and burial of the newborn went spherical, some youths within the village raised the alarm and reported the case to the army formation in Rimin Zayam, alleging that my father buried his grandson alive. Nevertheless it was not true as a result of the newborn died about two hours earlier than I returned house.

I need to emphasise that the newborn died earlier than my father buried him.

When the youths reported my father to the army and the police exhumed the newborn, they arrested us and dragged us to their divisional headquarters in Toro.

After spending a day, they took me again house and detained my father.

I’m now in double jeopardy – battling with extreme physique ache and well being challenges.

I don’t have a dime to go to the hospital for remedy as a result of the one caring for my well being challenges has been arrested and I’ve nobody to offer me cash.

We don’t have meals within the household as a result of the supplier is beneath police custody.

My mom can also be mentally unstable; it’s my father who struggles on a regular basis to feed the household.

I’m interesting to each authorities and well-to-do people to return to our assist,’’ Hafsat mentioned.

Hafsat’s mom, Jamila Bawada, corroborated her daughter’s declare, saying, “After I entered the room after my daughter screamed for assist, the newborn was already useless.

“After I checked the newborn and found that he was not alive, I stored him inside a wrapper and waited for my husband to return.

“When he returned, I defined to him that his daughter delivered a child nevertheless it died.

“He mentioned there was no have to waste different individuals’s time, so he buried it inside the compound.’’

Hafsat’s youthful sister, Lubabatu Bawada, 15, additionally informed Day by day Belief Saturday that no one was in the home other than her sister, to offer proof that the kid was born alive.


“My sister delivered the newborn alone in our room, so nobody else is aware of what precisely occurred.

“No person can inform the precise situation of the newborn at start.

“The story of the alleged burial of the newborn alive is fabricated by some hypocrites who raised false alarm.

“They insisted that the newborn should be exhumed in order that my father could be indicted.

“That story isn’t true.’’

On his half, the village head of Rimin Zayam, Alhaji Sabo S. Mohammed, mentioned Hafsat bought pregnant with out marriage.

In accordance with him, she gave the identify of a younger man within the city because the one chargeable for the being pregnant.


“When she delivered the newborn, the suspect ran away from the city.

“Though I didn’t witness what occurred in Bawada’s home, there are two completely different tales concerning the incident.

“One story has it that his daughter delivered the newborn lifeless earlier than he buried it, whereas the opposite one alleged that he killed the newborn and buried it.

“What I need to let you know is that Bawada is properly often known as a mentally unstable particular person in Rimin Zayam.

“Everyone within the village is aware of him with psychological sickness.

“He has been in search of remedy from conventional healers for a few years.

“His household has tried to take him to a psychiatric hospital however he refused and ran away.

“Within the technique of in search of conventional remedy, sooner or later he took his daughter to one of many healers, who informed him that it was an evil spirit, not a child, that hid in her womb.

“They believed it was not being pregnant.

“Even the younger girl didn’t consider she was pregnant, as much as the time of supply.

“Subsequently, when the newborn was born, he believed it was an evil spirit, so when he returned house and located the scenario, he went forward and buried it.

“From there, some members of a human rights group reported the case to safety operatives, who arrested him and commenced investigation.

“Proper now, I and a few of his relations are on our technique to the police headquarters in Bauchi to tell them of his psychological sickness and probably take him to a psychiatric hospital,’’ Mohammed mentioned.

When contacted on the matter, DSP Wakili mentioned the command had commenced investigation to unravel what precisely occurred.

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Supply: Day by day Belief

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