A 20-year -old woman, Zulac Kabiru has confessed to killing her 8-month-old step daughter, Rukaiya Kabiru, 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 allegedly killing her eight month old step daughter at Danauta village in the Mariga Local Government Area of the state said that the second wife had the habit of insulting and assaulting her so she decided to poison her daughter.
The suspect was said to have secretly given the baby the locally made insecticide popularly known as ‘otapiapia’ to drink which resulted to her death.
It was gathered that the suspect and her fellow wife had not been in good terms for a long time; facts gathered also revealed that the first wife resented the marriage to the second wife.
Speaking to newsmen when she was paraded, she said, “I warned my husband to desist from getting another wife in the family but he could not listen.
“The second wife was in the habit of insulting and assaulting me at all times and one day I decided to poison her eight month old daughter to death to increase her sorrow in the family, so that she will learn how to respect her superior in the family.
“Before my husband married her whom I kicked against, we have been living in peace but when she came she divide the family. My husband gave her more attention than myself and since then our family had been in shambles,“ she explained.
Zulac said that she did not know when she carried out the act stating that it was the work of the devil, “it was the work of devil, I don’t know when I did it trust me, it is a wicked act.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar said the suspect would would be arraigned in court after investigation.