A woman named Maryam Habibu, 18, was detained by the Katsina State Police Command on suspicion of reportedly drowning her ex-4-year-old husband’s son in a well in the state’s Kafur Local Government Area.
The young suspect was detained on November 9, 2022, according to a statement from the command’s spokeswoman, SP Gambo Isah.
He claimed that Habibu went to the home of her ex-husband, lured the youngster outside, and then dumped him inside a well.
The PPRO stated, “On September 11, 2022, at or around 2200 hours, they were able to apprehend one Maryam Habibu, ‘F’, age 18, of Leko Village, Danja LGA, Katsina State, an ex-step mother, who killed her step son, one Jamilu Rabi’u, ‘M’, age 4, of Illallawa Village, Kafur LGA, by throwing the boy into a well.
“The suspect went to the house of her ex-husband and lured the little boy into a nearby area and threw the deceased into a well. In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing,”