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Teen poisons her baby because he is a bastard child

By Mason White 4:26 AM February 3, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A teen told police that she killed her baby because he was a bastard child, police in Nigeria said.

Taraba State Police said that they arrested 18-year-old Ashai Abdullahi after being accused of killing her three-month-old son, Ibrahim Ubale, by feeding him a poisonous liquid she bought for N200 ($1.20).

During questioning, Abdullahi admitted to killing her son. She told police that she killed her baby because he had been labeled a “bastard child” by her relatives and neighbors.

“People said I had a bastard child, and the father of the child, Safiyanu Ubale, denied being the father. Even my own mother complained that she was tired of taking care of me and my bastard son,” Abdullahi said.

A DNA test showed that Safiyanu Ubale was not the father of the child.

Charges are still pending.