The Kano State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old housewife, Hauwa, for allegedly pushing her co-wife Zuwaira, 35, and her 18-month-old son, Gambo, into a well.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kano.
Haruna said the police received a report on Friday that Hauwa of Rurum village of Rano Local Government Area of Kano, had pushed her co-wife and baby into a well.
“The suspect had a misunderstanding with the victim, and in the process, they started fighting in the house. The suspect pushed her rival along with her 18-month-old son, whom she was backing into a well situated in their house.’’
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Habu Sani-Ahmadu, ordered the arrest of the fleeing suspect within 24 hours.
“Operation Puff-Adder swung into action and arrested the suspect on Saturday at 1:17 a.m.
“The victims were removed from the well and were rushed to Rano Hospital, where Zuwaira was confirmed dead, while her son is alive and has been discharged from the hospital. The suspect confessed to the crime,’’ the PPRO said.
The PPRO said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.
“Once the investigation is completed the suspect would be charged to court,’’ Haruna said.
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