- The Niger state police command has arrested a 15-year-old housewife, Fatima Adamu, and her ex-lover, Usman Mohammed for murder
- The duo were apprehended for the murder of five-year-old child, Hauwa
- Muhammad Abubakar, the Niger state police spokesman, said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation
A 15-year-old housewife, identified as Fatima Adamu, and her ex-lover, Usman Mohammed, of Egbati village in the Agaie local government area of the state have been apprehended by the police in Niger state for the murder of her daughter, Hauwa.
According to Northern City News, Mohammed assisted Fatima to prepare a concoction which was administered on the five-year-old child, causing her death.
Checks revealed that after allegedly killing Hauwa, Adamu and her lover dumped the corpse in a nearby bush with some parts missing.
The suspect in an interview on Tuesday, May 8, said that she poisoned the minor with the cooperation of her ex-boyfriend who prepared the concoction that was administered on her.
“I purposely killed my step-daughter because I didn’t like her, she irritated me a lot; I planned with Mohammed to poison her to death.”
I just woke up one morning to take her life and I cannot tell what had come over me to kill an innocent child that had not offended me in any way. May Allah forgive me; it is the worst offence against humanity,“ she said.
Mohammed admitting to participating in the killing of the girl, said: "I have ruined my life. I prepared the poison which I gave to Adamu to kill the girl. I regret my action.”
Muhammad Abubakar, the Niger state police spokesman, said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation, adding that they would be arraigned in court after investigation.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, a Kano chief magistrate’s court, on Tuesday, May 8, remanded a 16-year-old housewife, who was accused of poisoning her husband.
The defendant, who lives at Shittar village, Danbatta local government area of the state, is facing a count charge of culpable homicide. She was accused of poisoning her husband, Auwalu Isa, to death, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The chief magistrate, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, who ordered the remand, adjourned the matter until Thursday, June 7, for mention.
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