Misbahu Salisu, 28, confessed to poisoning his day-old baby girl to death because he preferred a boy child.
The Kano State Hisbah Board nabbed the man, who lives in Doka Baici, Tofa Local Government Area, on Friday.
The board reported his arrest in a statement made in Kano by Dr Mujahid Aminudeen, Deputy Commander General, Operations.
Aminudeen stated that the suspect informed board officials that he had given the baby a local insect killer, Otapiapia.
“Salisu also drugged the mother of the baby, Sa’ade, with a cup of tea which contained sleeping tablets before carrying out the criminal act.
“The suspect confessed to the crime, saying he preferred a male child but his wife gave birth to a female, which prompted him to end the baby’s life”, the official said in the statement.
He said that the suspect had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.