A 55 year old grandmother identified as, Aisha Ibrahim, has been arrested by the police in Niger State for allegedly killing her 2 year old granddaughter.
The incident reportedly happened at Karaya Fulani Camp in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to report, she tied her granddaughter with a rope and threw her inside a well to get at her son’s wife.
Her son, Bello Ibrahim, and his wife had left the child in her care to attend christening at a neighbouring village.
According to the suspect who is from Katsina State, she and her daughter-in-law had a lot of unresolved issues since her son married her.
“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 a well to die so that she will equally feel the pains and agony I have been going 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,” she explained.
“It was temptation, I didn’t know when I did it, I can’t just tell but may Allah forgive me. Honestly, it was a wicked act that can never be accepted anywhere in the world,” she said when asked how she feels after killing her granddaughter.