The suspect was arrested from the Kofan-Sarkin-Power area of Lafia following report from the parents of the deceased on Friday, Jan. 31, Mahmoud-Fari said.
According to him, the suspect transfused blood to the child on a fateful day at a medicine store in the area.
This, he confirmed resulted in bleeding from all her body openings, NAN reports.
“Sensing danger, the suspect ran away and the baby was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, where doctors tried frantically to save her life to no avail.
“We were able to trace and arrest the suspect and also seal the premises,” Mahmoud-Fari said.
He said the investigation revealed that the suspect had no record of professional qualification to practice as health personnel.
Mahmoud-Fari said the command was also on the trail of the blood donor, now at large.
The commandant said the suspect would be charged for culpable homicide as soon as investigation was concluded.
While being paraded, the suspect who claimed to be an environmental health officer currently studying at the School of Health Technology in Gboko, Benue state told newsmen that the child was brought to his medicine store weak and pale, prompting him to transfuse blood.
”There was complication during the process leading to the death of the child.
Expressing remorse, the suspect begged for mercy, confessed that he had no intention of killing the child but trying to save her life.