A 28-year-old man identified as Misbahu Salisu, has allegedly poisoned his day-old baby girl to death because he prefers a male child.

The man, a resident of Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, was on Friday arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

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According to a statement issued by the Deputy Commander General, Operations, Dr Mujahid Aminudeen, the suspect had informed officials of the board that he gave the day-old baby a local insect killer.

The suspect also alleged to have drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea that contained sleeping tablets before allegedly carrying out his criminal act.

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“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life,” the statement said.

He has been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

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