Akilu Alhaji Saidu, a middle-aged man, allegedly beat his three-year-old step-daughter, Saratu Yahuza, to death.
The suspect was arrested and detained by the Katsina State Police Command.
Saidu had dragged the deceased into an uncompleted building in Yankara village of Faskari Local Government, where he allegedly beat, twisted and broke her neck.
Katsina police spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
“One Yahuza Yakubu, purported to be the biological father of the girl, reported the case at the Police Station in Faskari”, he said.
Isah disclosed that the suspect had confessed to the crime.
He said during investigation, Saidu told investigators that he acted under the influence of psychotropic substances.
Isah said the deceased was rushed to Funtua General Hospital, where a doctor pronounced her dead.