Katsina State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old woman, Maryam Habibu, for allegedly drowning her ex-husband’s four-year-old son in a well in Kafur local government area of l ‘State.
Command spokesman SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that the teenage suspect was arrested on November 9, 2022.
According to him, Habibu went to her ex-husband’s house, lured the boy and then threw him into a well.
“On 09/11/2022 at around 10:00 p.m. they managed to arrest an 18-year-old Maryam Habibu, ‘F’, from Leko village, Danja LGA of Katsina state, an ex-mother-in-law, who has killed his son-in-law, a 4-year-old Jamilu Rabi ‘u, ‘M’, from Ilallawa village, Kafur LGA, by throwing the boy into a well,” the PPRO said.
“The suspect went to her ex-husband’s home and lured the little boy to a nearby area and threw the deceased into a well. During the investigation, the suspect confessed to committing the offence. The investigation is ongoing,” he added.