20-year-old Housewife, Aisha Isah was arrested by the Nasarawa State Police for allegedly throwing her two stepdaughters into a well over a disagreement with their birth Mother.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kenney Idirisu, spoke at an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria concerning the case.
He said the suspect was arrested in Yelwan-Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and showed remorse over her regrettable action. The investigation revealed that Aisha is the second wife of one Alhaji Isah.” he said.
It was Reported that Aisha was always at loggerheads with the first wife, Maimuna Isah and all efforts made to resolve their differences ended up in failure.
Aisha claimed the first wife was always instigating her children against running errands for her. This often made her angry because she is yet to her a child to call her own.
She said she once gave birth to a child in 2016 but she lost the child 6 months later.
Idririsu said Aisha had thrown the first baby into the well in April. But since she wasn’t caught, the family believed the baby accidentally fell into the well and died.
On Saturday, August 26, Aisha raised an alarm that the second child had fallen into the well. After the child was retrieved already dead, her husband noticed the child’s hands were tied together.
This drew the attention of the family and the villagers, leading to the arrest of Aisha.
According to Mr. Isah, Aisha later confessed to the crime and further took responsibility for the death of the first child in April.
DSP Idrisu said the suspect would be prosecuted once investigations have been concluded.
The names of the children were Zainab, a four (4) year old girl and her little sister Baaba who was only just 2.