The Katsina state police command has arrested one Alhaji Saidu for beating his 3-year-old stepdaughter, Saratu Yahuza to death.
Saidu allegedly dragged his stepdaughter into an uncompleted building in Yankara village of Faskari Local Government, where he allegedly beat her then strangled and broke her neck.
The Police’s spokesperson, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident and said the girl’s biological father Yahuza Yakubu, reported the case himself to the Police station in Faskari.
Isah said the suspect had since confessed to his crime saying he acted under the influence of psychoactive substances.
Saratu Yahuza was confirmed dead by a physician at the Funtua General Hospital.
The case is currently being fully investigated as Alhaji Saidu awaits prosecution.