Posted on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 12:03 AM

A 28 year-old woman was arrested by the Katsina Police Command for allegedly killing her 40-day old stepson whom she claimed to have only given water to drink.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bensen Gwana who paraded the suspect before newsmen yesterday stated that the suspect allegedly poisoned the baby while giving him water to drink.

According to Gwana “The mother of the baby suspected foul-play and took the baby to the Mai’adua Hospital and later Daura General Hospital where it was confirmed that the boy was poisoned.

“The baby died at the Daura General Hospital when medical experts failed to stop the continuous watery stooling and vomiting,”

The 28 year-old suspect has however denied intent as she claimed to have only given the baby water to drink. She admitted giving the water with the hand she had earlier used in spreading rat poison in the house.

Speaking with newsmen, the suspect mentioned that she had been forgiven by the mother of the baby and her husband but was still facing persecution from the extended family.

“The mother of the baby and my husband have forgiven me, but the parents of my co-wife were those insisting that I must be punished,”

 

By Joseph Odeh

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This is just absolute wickedness, it was intentional and the wicked will never go unpunished.

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