A heartless grandmother has ended the life of her two-year-old granddaughter by throwing her inside a well in Niger state.
The Police in Niger state on Thursday arrested A 55-year-old grandmother Aisha Ibrahim, for allegedly killing her two-year-old granddaughter at Karaya Fulani Camp in Rafi Local Government Area of the state, according to NewTelegraph.
It was gathered that the woman was trailed and arrested by police detectives attached to Kagara Division while trying to escape to an unknown destination.
Findings have it that she tied her grand child with rope and threw her inside a well in their compound so as to humiliate the mother of the child.
It was learnt that the incident took place when her son, Bello Ibrahim and his wife left their child in her custody to attend a naming ceremony in a neighbouring village.
The suspect and her daughter in law have had a series of misunderstanding since her son married her ta hereby prompting her killing her daughter.
Further checks revealed that the suspect who has been looking for a way to deal her daughter-in-law took advantage of their outing to carry out her evil act.
The grandmother of the deceased who hailed from Funtua Katsina State, told our correspondent on Thursday that since her son’s married his wife there has been a lot of issues that cannot be settled .
Accordingly, 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 well to die so that she will equally feel the pains and agony I have been through.”
“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”.
When asked whether she regretted her action, the suspect said “it was temptation I didn’t know when I did it, I can just tell but may Allah forgive me, honestly it was a wicked act that can never be accepted anywhere in the world.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted her action.
Abubakar added that she would be arraigned in court after investigation.