Maryam Habibu, an 18-year-old housewife, has been arrested via the police in Katsina State for allegedly drowning her four-year-old stepson in a nicely in the Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
Habibu, who is from Leko village in the Danja Local Government Area was, alongside 11 different suspects held for a variety of offences, ranging from banditry, kidnapping to cattle rustling, paraded on Friday at the Police Command Headquarters, Katsina.
SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesman, whilst briefing newsmen all through the parade, defined that the teenage housewife was arrested on November 9, 2022.
He further defined that she allegedly lured the boy out and threw him inside a well.
According to the PPRO, Habibu and the victim’s father had been an estranged couple.
Habibu, who spoke to newsmen in Hausa, admitted to the crime, saying it was future at play.
According to her, “It’s true I threw the boy inner the well where he died however it has been destined that he would die on that day. That is why he died.”