A jealous woman has been arrested for dumping her rival’s seven-day-old baby boy into a toilet pit at Bole, in the Northern Region.
The suspect, identified as Mma Mariama, is currently being held by the Bole police.
Mariama and Mma Ajato are both married to Iddirisu.
According to her neighbours, at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Mariama sneaked into the house of Ajato, who was then watching a telenovela, while the boy, who was outdoored that day, lay outdoors.
She reportedly took the baby and dumped him in a public toilet at the market square.
When news broke of the baby being missing, the residents suspected Mariama and confronted her. Upon interrogation, she confessed to the crime and was handed over to the police.
The police with the help of sanitary officers removed the dead baby from the toilet pit.
The police are still interrogating Mariama to establish the motive behind her action.
However, Starr News gathered that the woman has recently been complaining about total neglect by her husband.
According to the elder brother of their husband, the suspect had reported to him that her husband had been denying her sex for some time now, and blamed it on her rival whose baby was outdoored last Saturday.