The Nasarawa State Police Command has apprehended Aisha Isah, a housewife, for allegedly throwing her two stepdaughters, Zainab and Baaba, into a well in Yelwan-Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
According to report, the 20 year old woman committed the evil act because of disagreements she had with her co-wife, Maimuna, who is the mother of the two girls aged 4 and 2 respectively.
Aisha said that the first wife was always instigating her children not to run errands for her. Since she does not have a child following the death of her baby girl after 6 months of birth in 2016, the development got her angry.
The woman had thrown the first child, Baaba, into the well in April, but as no one saw her, it was believed that the child accidentally fell into the well and died.
The second incident happened on August 26. After Aisha threw Zainab into the well, she raised alarm that another child had fell into the well and their husband, Isah, entered inside the well to rescue the baby. But she was unfortunately brought out dead.
But it was discovered that her hands was tied, which apparently drew suspicion from family and villagers.
The Police said that Aisha eventually confessed to the crime and also stated that she was responsible for Baaba’s death in April. She also expressed remorse over her evil act.