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Teenager drowns woman for resisting rape, kills weeping child in Adamawa



An 18-year-old man has allegedly killed a 36-year-old nursing mother and her one-year-old child for resisting rape.

The incident according to the Adamawa State Police Command occurred at the Lamurde Local Government Area of the state.

Narrating what transpired, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sulaiman Nguroje, said the suspect allegedly attacked the victim by the riverside, where she went to take her bath alongside her child.

Suleiman said, “The Adamawa State Police Command on June 6, 2022, apprehended an 18-year-old suspect for the brutal murder of one Talatu Usman, 36, and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.

“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into the water, where she died.

“As if this was not enough, the suspect took the child, who was crying uncontrollably on the riverbank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless.

“On the strength of that, the suspect was arrested by the command operatives attached to Lamurde divisional police headquarters following a report received by the victim’s husband, Alh. Usman Abdul, who is distraught over the loss of his wife and child.”

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