Volamu Kalbes, an 18-year-old boy in Adamawa State has been arrested for allegedly killing a woman after an attempt to rape her.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Adamawa police command, Suleiman Nguroje, the suspect allegedly went further to kill her 1-year-old baby.
It is reported that the incident occurred at a river where the woman went to bath with her infant baby and the teenager allegedly got at the mother and child.
Volamu was arrested on Monday, June 6.
The statement read, “The Command, on Monday, June 6,apprehended an 18-year-old man, Volamu Kalbes for alleged brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman, Talatu Usman and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.”
The Command, which said the suspect and the victims were residents of Sabon Layi village, explained that the suspect atttacked the victim by the river side, that the victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her but to no avail, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into thewater where she died.
After killing the woman, the suspect took the child who was crying on the river bank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement read.
It noted that the suspect was arrested by following a report received from the victim’s husband, Alhaji Usman Abdul.