A 22-year-old housewife identified as Harela Uba has been arrested by the Niger State Police command for allegedly poisoning a three-day-old step-son.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, who told newsmen that one Mr Uba Saidu of Shakodna village in Shiroro Local Government Area reported the matter at Shiroro Police Division earlier.
According to the report,Saidu said his second wife, Fa’iza Uba on the day of the incident went into the bathroom and left her three-day-old baby boy in her room.
Sadly when she returned, she found her baby foaming in the mouth. He was rushed to the General Hospital in Kuta where he was confirmed dead.
“The police on reasonable suspicion invited his first wife, one Harela Uba for questioning, being the one at home when the incident happened.
“Upon interrogation, Harela confessed to giving her seven-year-old daughter, Khadija Uba, a liquid substance suspected to be insecticide also known as ‘Ota Pia-Pia,’ to administer on the child, which she did,” Usman said adding that the suspect will soon be charged to court for murder.