An 18-year-old girl identified as Aisha Abdullahi has been arrested by the police in Taraba state after she allegedly poisoned her 3-month-old baby, Ibrahim Ubale with ‘otapiapia,’ a local poison which she bought for N200.
Aisha who admitted killing her son said she did it because he was a bastard. She said her kin, neighbours and even her mother had tagged the baby a ‘bastard child’ and she had received all manner of insults.
“People said that I was carrying a bastard child and that, even the man, Safiyanu Ubale, who is responsible for the pregnancy, denied it and left me to take care of the baby alone. Even my own mother complained that she had grown tired of taking care of me and my bastard child, whenever we had a misunderstanding.”
Speaking about the incident, Madam Maimuna Zakari who reported the case to the police, she reported the case so that the woman can pay for her wicked act.
Confirming the incident, the district police officer, Ukam Stephen said that the suspect confessed to the crime and that the bottle containing the substance was found empty at the scene, adding that the case has since been transferred to the state CID for necessary investigations.