I killed my step son mis­tak­enly –Rabi’atu

Weekly Trust - - News - Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

Po­lice in Katsina have ar­rested one Rabi’atu Nura, aged 28, of Ma­zoji vil­lage, Mai’ad­dua LGA of Katsina State, for al­legedly poi­son­ing her step son, Ka­mal­ad­deen Nura, who was 40 days old.

The woman was said to have poi­soned the child through drink­ing wa­ter after which he started vom­it­ing and was rushed to the Com­pre­hen­sive Health Cen­ter Maia’adua and later re­ferred to the Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Daura where he was treated and dis­charged. But after re­turn­ing home, he later died on the same day at about 01:00hrs.

Rabi’atu said she was about giv­ing the boy wa­ter but un­known to her, her hand was stained with rat poi­son.

“I never had any prob­lem with the child’s mother, they have even for­given but her par­ents are in­sist­ing on jus­tice,” she said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion into this case is on­go­ing, po­lice said, adding that Rabi’atu would soon be charged with cul­pa­ble homi­cide.

Rabi’atu Nura

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