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Woman arrested for killing her four-year-old stepdaughter with rat poison in Katsina



The police in Katsina state have arrested a housewife identified as Aisha Abubakar for allegedly killing her four-year-old stepdaughter and namesake, Aisha, with rat poison at Rimi in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, August 17.


According to residents of the community, Aisha and the mother of the deceased have been at loggerheads after she agreed to be her husband’s second wife. She decided to kill the child so as to hurt the mother.

When she was arrested, Aisha said she killed the little girl when her mother traveled.


“Her mother travelled and left her in my care, that was how I took the advantage and added rat poison into her food.

I’d been bitter for over four years because before my husband took the deceased person’s mother as his second wife, he sent me packing before he later restored our marriage.

I killed her to vent my anger and to punish her mother and my husband put together for traumatising me” she said



Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Gambo Isa said the matter will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.


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