• December 7, 2022
  • Last Update December 7, 2022 9:22 am
  • Lagos

It Has Been Destined He Would Die, Says Housewife, After Drowning Stepson


Fawaz Adebisi


Maryam Habibu, an 18-year-old Katsina housewife, has been arrested for drowning her four-year-old stepson in a well.

The incident happened in the Kafur Local Government Area of the state, as Habibu of Leko village, Danja Local Government Area of the state, was paraded on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Police Command Headquarters, Katsina, alongside 11 other suspects held for various offences, ranging from banditry, kidnapping to cattle rustling.

According to the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who briefed journalists during the parade, the teenage housewife was arrested on November 9, 2022.

Isiah also said that Habibu allegedly went to where the late boy was staying, lured him out and then threw him inside a well, revealing that, she and the victim’s father were an estranged couple.

Explaining briefly to journalists in Hausa language, Habibu admitted to the crime, saying what happened has been destined.

She said, “It’s true I threw the boy inside the well where he died but it has been destined that he would die on that day. That is why he died.”

Also, a paraded suspect, Surajo Madawaki, a 50-year-old ward head (mainunguwa) at Gobirawa village, Faskari Local Government Area of the State, allegedly conspired with terrorists to kill a farmer.

According to the police spokesman, a 35-year-old farmer, Yahaya Danbai, had courageously overpowered, disarmed and killed a terrorist who attacked him on his farm on 19, October, 2022, before the ward head later allegedly connived with other terrorists to attack and kill the farmer.

The PPRO said, “The terrorists also placed a N10m ransom on the community for the killing of one of their members. They said they would kill everyone in the village if Danbai was not delivered to them. Since then, the said ward head, Surajo Madawaki, went to hiding until when he was eventually arrested by a team of policemen.”

However, Madawaki, in a chat with journalists, however, denied inviting terrorists to the village.