A 15-year-old housewife, Fatima Adamu, and her ex-lover, Usman Mohammed, of Egbati village in the Agaie Local Government Area of the state, have been arrested by The Niger state police command for killing Fatima’s step-daughter, Hauwa.
According to the police, Fatima and Mohammed administered a concoction to Hauwa who is Mohammed’s love child from a past relationship. After killing her, Fatima and Mohammed dumped Hauwa’s body in the bush with some of her body parts missing.
When interrogated, Fatima said she purposely killed Hauwa. Though the innocent girl didn’t do anything to harm her, she just didn’t like her and couldn’t explain why she made up her mind to kill her.
She however asked for forgiveness from God for her crime against humanity:
“I purposely killed my step-daughter because I didn’t like her. She irritated me a lot. I planned with Mohammed to poison her to death. I just woke up one morning to take her life and I cannot tell what had come over me to kill an innocent child that had not offended me in any way. May Allah forgive me; it is the worst offence against humanity. “ she said
When interrogated, Mohammed said he regrets his action and did it for love
“I was surprised when my ex-lover brought the matter to me about the plan to kill her step-daughter. But just for the love I have for her, I decided to help her with it. It is not what am known for and I regret taking the girls life as she ha not committed any crime.
I promise never to engage in this evil act again. If only Allah can forgive me and also the family of the innocent child”
According the police, the suspects who are currently in police custody, will soon be arraigned in court.