Housewife Kills 8-Month-Old Stepdaughter With ‘Otapiapia’

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Housewife Kills 8-Month-Old Stepdaughter With ‘Otapiapia’

A 20-year-old woman, Zulac Kabiru, has been arrested after she admitted to killing her eight-month-old stepdaughter, Rukaiya, to teach her co-wife how to respect “her superior” by giving her local insecticide, otapiapia, to drink.

Zulac, who was arrested by the police in Niger State for the alleged killing that occurred at Danauta village in Mariga Local Government Area, said she took the action because the second wife was always insulting and assaulting her.

Speaking with newsmen when she was paraded, Zulac was said to have secretly given the baby the poison, which resulted in her death.

In her confessional statement, the suspect said; 

“I warned my husband to desist from getting another wife but he did not listen. The second wife loved insulting and assaulting me at all times. One day, I decided to poison her eight-month-old daughter to increase her sorrow in the family so that she will learn how to respect her superiors in the family.

“Before my husband married her, and I kicked against it, we were living in peace. But when she came, she split the family. My husband gave her more attention than he gave me. And since then, our family has been in shambles.”

“It was the work of the devil. I don’t know when I did it. It is a wicked act.”

Police spokesman Muhammad Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the suspect would be arraigned in court after investigation.



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