The Nasarawa State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested a woman in Gunduma, Karu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly strangling her daughter.
The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, told journalists that the woman allegedly dumped the body of the baby in a river in the area.
Sadiq-Bello said 19 other suspects were also arrested by the police.
“As you can see, many suspects and exhibits are lined up here for you to see and inform members of the public.
“One Asabe Bawa Andrew 25 years of Gunduma was arrested for strangulating her daughter, Ester Andrew, one year and three months old and threw the dead body into a river in Gunduma.”
He said another 20-year old man in Wuse town was arrested for the murder of his friend who allegedly made him impotent through the administration of a native concoction on him.
“The command also arrested one other man in Angwan Ninzo, Keffi, for the murder of his girlfriend who was pregnant for him by pushing her into the river where she was drowned.
“He was on the run until his arrest on September 16”.
Sadiq-Bello said two Toyota Carina ll cars were recovered from suspects and a man who specialised in making fake vehicle particulars for them.
He said 20 suspects were arrested for various offences, including armed robbers and car snatchers in September.
The commissioner assured the public that police in the state would not relent on their assault against criminals.
He, however, appealed to the public to work with the police to tackle crime in the state “so that law-abiding citizens can sleep with their two eyes closed”.