‘I threw my step brother into a well because his mother maltreated me’




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A primary three pupil threw her 20-month- stepbrother into a well at Owode community in Akure North Local Area has said that she didn’t know he would die inside the well.

The suspect whose parents hailed from Sokoto State initially told her father that the deceased identified as Usman kidnapped by persons wearing but changed her story at the police station.


Explaining how she carried the act, the suspect wept continuously said Usman’s mother has been maltreating her and that her father showed much affection for him since her mother left the home.

She stated that her action towards Usman because the hatred she had for her stepmother.

The suspect however said her father told her to lie that her mother kidnapped Usman but she refused and opened up to the .

She said, “ step mum maltreating me. At times, Usman will pass excreta in the plate we use to eat, but his mother will use the same plate to give me food.

“When I insist that I will not eat the food, she starts beating me until I finish the food. Immediately after eating the food, I’ll start vomiting.

“On the day the incident, the same thing had happened. Later in the evening, I went to fetch water from the well and Usman followed me. A voice whispered to me that I should push him into the well and I did it. But I never knew that he will die.

“When they started looking for him and they couldn’t find him, dad told me to lie that it’s mother sneaked into our home to kidnapped Usman.

“When I was told that everyone in the house will be taken to the palace the monarch to swear traditional means, it’s then that I confessed.”

Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami said the suspect would soon be charged to .

“She later informed her parent that the boy was inside the well, the deceased’s corpse was later recovered from the well. On receipt of the information, Detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect.

“On interrogation, she confessed to omitting the crime. The suspect will soon be arraigned in .”

The Nation