The Niger State police command has captured a 20-year-old housewife, Zulac Kabiru, for allegedly killing the child of her husband’s second wife, at Mariga Local Government Area of the State.
Zulac reportedly poisoned the eight-month-old baby with a locally-made insecticide popularly known as, ‘ota piapia.’
The suspect while confessing to the crime told Punch, that she poisoned the baby to hurt her husband’s second wife, Rukaiya for assaulting her.
She said “I warned my husband against marrying another wife, but he didn’t listen. The second wife was in the habit of insulting and assaulting me at all times and one day, I decided to poison her eight-month-old daughter to increase her sorrow; so that she will learn how to respect her superiors in the family. Before my husband married her, I kicked against the move.
” We have been living in peace but when she came, she divided the family. My husband gave her more attention and since then our family has been in shambles.
“It was the work of the devil; I didn’t know when I did it, it was a wicked act,” she said.
Confirming the incident, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, added that the suspect would be arraigned in court after full investigation.