An 18-year-old boy in Adamawa State has been arrested for allegedly killing a woman after an attempt to rape her.
The boy allegedly went further to kill her baby.
The incident occurred at a river where the woman went to bath with her infant baby and the teenager allegedly got at the mother and child.
The Adamawa State Police Command arrested the teenager, Volamu Kalbes, on Monday, June 6, according to a statement on Wednesday.
“The Command, on Monday, June 6, 2022 apprehended an 18-year-old man, Volamu Kalbes for alleged brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman, Talatu Usman and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.”
The Command, which said the suspect and the victims were residents of Sabon Layi village in the Lamurde LGA, explained that the suspect attacked the victim by the river side, that the victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her but to no avail, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into the water where she died.
“After killing the woman, the suspect took the child who was crying on the river bank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement explained.
It added that the suspect was arrested by the command operatives attached to Lamurde Divisional Police Headquarters, following a report received from the victim’s husband, Alhaji Usman Abdul.
The statement said Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande has directed more discreet investigation into the matter, ordering the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to take over the investigation.