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Man arrested for throwing four month old son into river in Niger state

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Men from the Nigerian civil status command of the Nigerian Security and Civilian Security Corps (NSCDC) arrested a 20-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu, for throwing his four-month-old son into the Uti River in Borgu’s local government area.

When he was arrested, Mustapha, a native of Kebbi, said he acted in anger because the child’s mother refused to take care of the child and left him in custody. He blamed the devil for his action …

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“I couldn’t take care of the baby alone. I was not happy that the mother left him with me. I do not even know what got into me. It is the devil handwork.” he told newsmen

The Niger State NSCDC Commandant, George Edem, said that the corpse of the baby is yet to be found.