A 55-year-old woman from Katsina State, Aisha Ibrahim, who killed her grandchild by throwing her into a well, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command.
The incident reportedly occurred at Karaya Fulani Camp in the Rafi Local Government Area of the state, and according to Northern City News, she tied the girl with a rope and threw her inside the well in their compound just to get at the mother of the deceased, who is her daughter in-law.
The lady reportedly had series of argument with her daughter in-law, before her son, Bello Ibrahim, and his wife left their child in her custody to attend christening at a neighbouring village. Speaking to a news correspondent, the arrested grandmother said that since her son married his wife, there had been a lot of unresolved issues.
“I told my husband to tell his son to divorce his wife but he did not listen to me. My daughter-in-law is fond of insulting and assaulting me all the time and the only way I could pay her back was to tie her daughter with the rope and throw her inside a well to die so that she will equally feel the pains and agony I have been going through.
“We have been living in peace as one big family before my son married her; I have 12 children and all of us are living in one compound; she cannot come from somewhere to destroy the family I have suffered for years to keep, it is unacceptable,” she explained.
On if she felt remorseful killing her grandchild, she said;
“It was temptation, I didn’t know when I did it, I can’t just tell but may Allah forgive me. Honestly, it was a wicked act that can never be accepted anywhere in the world.”
Muhammad Abubakar, the State Police Public Relations officer who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted her action. He further added that she would be arraigned in court after investigation.
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