A 20 year-old woman identified as ,Aisha Isa, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for allegedly drowning the two daughters of her husband’s first wife.
The victims are 4-year-old Zainab and Ramatu, 2, were bound, hands and feet, and allegedly thrown into a well by Aisha and they drowned in Yelwabassa village, Kokona LGA, Nasarawa State.
Aisha claimed, in a confessional statement to the police, that she committed the alleged homicidal act because the mother of the two little girls forbade them from running errands for her.
In April 2017, Aisha killed the first victim, Ramatu, whose hands and legs she tied and threw into the well, where the little child died. The family simply buried her corpse and nobody found out how it happened.
But nemesis caught up with her when she did the same thing to Zainab in August.
Aisha, who lost her own six-month-old baby gave a chilling account of what happened.
Her words: “It was the devil that used me. I took Ramatu, tied her two hands and legs and threw her into the well. In August 2017, I also took Zainab, tied her hands and legs and threw her into the well.
After sometime I raised alarm, I shouted and attracted the attention of neighbours. My husband and the first wife rushed out. They asked what happened and I confessed immediately to them what I did
I have been having misunderstanding with my co-wife. She caused the problem. Whenever I sent the children on errand, she would tell them in my presence not to run errands for me.