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Katsina woman throws grandchild into well to teach daughter-in-law lesson



A 55 – year – old woman, Aisha Ibrahim , has been apprehended by the police in Niger State for allegedly killing her two -year – old grandchild at Karaya Fulani Camp in the Rafi Local Government Area of the state .
The suspect was said to have tied the girl with a rope and threw her inside the well in their compound just to get at the mother of the deceased , who is her daughter in – law .

It was learnt that the incident took place when her son , Bello Ibrahim , and his wife left their child in her custody to attend christening at a neighbouring village .

Northern City News gathered that the suspect and her daughter – in – law had been at loggerheads for some time before the incident .

The grandmother , who hailed from Funtua , Katsina State, told our correspondent on Thursday that since her son married his wife , there had been a lot of unresolved issues .

She said , “ 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.

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“ 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 , ” she explained .

Asked if she felt any remorse for allegedly killing her grandchild , Aisha said , “ 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 admitted .

The Police Public Relations Officer , Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident , saying the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted her action .

Abubakar told Northern City News that she would be arraigned in court after investigation .