Woman throws two stepdaughters into well

The husband reportedly resurfaced with the dead child in his arms and her hands tied, which drew suspicion from the family and villagers leading to the arrest of Aisha.

The information was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia.

He said that the suspect was arrested from Yelwan-Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area following a report of the incident.

According to the PPRO, the suspect confessed to the crime, expressing remorse over her action.

Idrisu said that further investigation into the matter revealed that Aisha, who is the second wife of one Alhaji Isah, was always having disagreements with the first wife, Maimuna, and that all efforts by their husband to settle their differences have proved impossible.

The PPRO revealed that Aisha claimed that the first wife was always making her children to not run errands for her, a situation that left her livid since she had no issues of her own.

NAN reports that the suspect had given birth to a baby girl in 2016, but the baby died six months later.

Idrisu disclosed that Aisha had thrown baby Baaba into the well in April but since there had been no witnesses, the family believed the baby had fallen into the well by accident and died.

The police spokesman added that on August 26, Aisha raised alarm that another child, Zainab, had fallen into the well and Alhaji Sani rushed into the well to rescue the baby.

According to the reports, Aisha later confessed to the crime and also accepted responsibility for the death of baby Baaba in April.

Idrisu said the suspect would be prosecuted upon the completion of the investigations.

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