Housewife throws two stepdaughters into well

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The Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Aisha Isah, for allegedly throwing into a well her two stepdaughters, Zainab 4, and Baaba 2, over disagreement with her co-wife.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Kennedy Idirisu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia.

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

He said the suspect had confessed to the crime and expressed remorse over her action.

He said investigation revealed that Aisha, who is the second wife of Alhaji Isah, was always at loggerhead with the first wife, Maimuna, and that all efforts by their husband to settle their differences were unsuccessful.

The spokesperson said Aisha claimed that the first wife was always instigating her children not to run errands for her, a development that infuriated her since she had no child of her own.

That she had given birth to a baby girl in 2016, but the baby died after six months.

He said Aisha had thrown baby Baaba into the well in April but since no one saw her, the family believed the baby accidently fell into the well and died.

On August 26, the police spokesperson said, Aisha raised alarm that another child, Zainab, had fallen into the well and the husband dashed into the well to rescue the baby.

He said the husband brought out the baby dead with her hands tied, which drew suspicion from the family and villagers leading to the arrest of Aisha.

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

He said the suspect would be prosecuted as soon as investigation into matter was concluded.

(NAN)


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  • GbemigaO

    What !

  • Frank Bassey

    The marriage is standing on a sandy soil. A 20-year-old second wife. What is her educational qualification? What skills does she possess? What is the husband’s occupation? What is the first wife’s occupation? What is the economic status of this family? All these culminate into antagonism, anger and hatred. It is not enough to acquire women, including baby girls. How do you maintain them, or are you only interested in the Almajari stuff?

    • Abdullah Musa

      All the questions you raised are not relevant, only your stereotyping is glaring like gaping wound.
      The lady just could not handle polygamy and the loss of her child.
      What of a southerner who recently strangled his wife and escaped to Ghana, was he also promoting the Almajiri stuff?
      What of the Yoruba woman who was married to two men and having children for each.
      Was that also the Almajiri stuff?
      Nigeria has tremendous sociological problems. And they are not restricted to one tribe or religion.

      • Frank Bassey

        “What of a southerner who recently strangled his wife and escaped to Ghana …” WHAT HAS THIS GOT TO DO WITH THE ARGUMENT? YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF, IF I HAVE A 20-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER BATTLING WITH CRISIS OF POLYGAMY, WILL I BE EXCITED OR SAD? THE GIRL WAS NOT MATURE NOR PREPARED FOR MARRIAGE. THIS GIRL OUGHT TO BE IN SCHOOL OR LEARNING A TRADE TO PREPARE HER FOR THE FUTURE. WHY SUBJECT THESE INNOCENT LITTLE FOLKS TO THIS TRAUMA OF MARRIAGE, NOT TO TALK OF POLYGAMOUS UNION? THIS IS PURE EVIL.

        • Abdullah Musa

          Your perception is your right.
          But your daughters whom you send to Europe as prostitutes are they 50 years old?
          Do all polygamous marriages end in the killing of children?
          I gave you the example of a man who strangled his wife just to show you that marital problems have many dimensions.
          What of the Yoruba lady lawyer who killed her husband?
          Was she illiterate.?
          Was she ten years old?
          I just wanted to draw your attention to the undesirability of looking at social problems through ethnic blinkers.
          An eleven year old Yoruba girl was in Court because of her sexual relationship with a man.
          She was asked why she did not report the man to her parents?
          She said because she was enjoying it.
          You are comfortable to consort with girls whom you consider underage outside marriage.
          Hausas are forbidden by their religion to consort with a woman outside marriage even if she is 70 years old and has 70 degrees.

          • Frank Bassey

            European prostitution is an aberation; it is not a tradition. It is being condemned by the society from where the adherents come from. Now tell me about baby-girl marriage: an accepted, evil, decapitating practice that has ruined generations of women who would have been more useful to the society. Look at the prize-award winners in any educational competition in Nigeria: NNPC, Cowbell, UBA, Nigerian Stock Exchange …. Tell me how may Northern Hausa/Fulani girls have ever made the lists. Are you not touched by the gory sight of baby mothers cladding, backing, holding children in IDP camps? What is the future of these helpless folks? Worse, these under-aged girls are subjected to sexual bashing in the IDP camps where HIV and other STDs are now spreading high. They have become suicide bombers against their volition. May Allah have mercy.

          • Abdullah Musa

            Your perception is based on materialism.
            All those prizes you mentioned have no meaning to me.
            You are only concerned with material future, and cannot see the value of a spiritual future.
            Marriage with Muslims is rooted in their religion.
            A day in married life to a Muslim woman is more valuable than her lifetimein an office selling her looks to all and sundry.
            At the end of the day the preoccupation of Muslims is the HereAfter, we leave your Cowbell and Stock Exchange prizes for you to worship.

          • Frank Bassey

            “All those prizes you mentioned have no meaning to me.” I am not surprised at all. No water flows above its level. It is a reflection of intellectual quality; it is a reflection of relevance; it is a reflection of contribution to modern society; it is a reflection of value-added living; it is a reflection of solving the problem of infrastructure that creates quality goods and services that sustain you here before you go hereafter. The computer you are using to post this comment is “material future”. The oil money you enjoy is “material future”. The weapons Fulani herdsmen carry is “material future”. The lopsided appointments at NNPC by our tribal-Czar, Buhari, is “material future”. Please, give your children good education. We are not being told that only 185 teachers man 12,000 Almajaris in nomadic schools in Sokoto. That is pitiable. President Buhari and Gov. Tambuwal children are schooling abroad; yours are here seeking “spiritual future”. You need a touch on your brain, my brother.

          • Abdullah Musa

            As is your culture you are unable to have discourse without disparaging others:” you need a touch on your brain”.
            Why you said that?
            Because I have different perspective on life from you.
            Is life without computers possible? Yes.
            Is life possible without depending on the sale of crude oil?
            Kachikwu is telling us crude oil will not be a source of income in ten years.
            Why reference to fulani herdsmen? Because I am hausa-fulani.
            Why didn’t you refer to the Igbo Vampire who killed more than 200 people using more sophisticated guns than the ones used by the Fulani to defend themselves.
            Your discourse was spurred by tribalism and I cannot penetrate the ironshield it casts on your brain.
            And you talk of me not being able to rise above my level.
            Is your tribe the originator of the gadgets you are so enamoured with?
            I don’t want to descend into abusive exchanges with you even though that will be your preference.
            But know this: my tribe were clothed and literate when your tribe was naked and man-eating creatures.