The police in Niger state has arrested a 55-year-old woman, Aisha Ibrahim, for killing her two-year-old grandchild at Karaya Fulani Camp in the Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
According to the suspect, she tied the granddaughter with a rope and threw her into the well in their compound
Aisha said that she carried out the action because she has been looking for a way to deal with her daughter-in-law adding that it was a payback for the insults and assaults she had received from her daughter-in-law.
The grandmother saw an opportunity to carry out her act when her son, Bello Ibrahim and his wife left their child in her custody to attend a naming ceremony in their neighboring village
When interrogated, Aisha who sounded unremorseful, said her killed her own grandchild to teach the mother a lesson.
“I told my husband to tell his son to divorce his wife but he did not listen to me. My daughter-in-law is fond of insulting and assaulting me all the time and the only way I could pay her back was to tie her daughter with the rope and throw her inside a well to die so that she will equally feel the pains and agony I have been going through. We have been living in peace as one big family before my son married her; I have 12 children and all of us are living in one compound; she cannot come from somewhere to destroy the family I have suffered for years to keep, it is unacceptable
It was temptation, I didn’t know when I did it, I can’t just tell but may Allah forgive me. Honestly, it was a wicked act that can never be accepted anywhere in the world,” she said
The suspect who was trailed and arrested by the police detectives attached to Kagara Division while she was trying to escape said she regretted her action as she should not have yielded to the temptation.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muhammad Abubakar, said Aisha had confessed to the crime and regretted her action and that she would be arraigned in court after investigation.