A 22 year old lady Bara’atu Rabiu in Diakpe Village of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State has been arrested by the Police for cutting off the private parts of her one month old step son out of alleged jealousy and rivalry that existed between her and the mother of the child.
LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that the mother of the one month old baby did not give birth seven years after her marriage hence the family decided to get another wife for her husband leading to the marriage of Bara’atu .
It was however gathered when the marriage to Bara’atu was to be conducted it was discovered that the first wife was pregnant with the one month old baby.
Consequently it was gathered that about 10 pm Thursday night Bara’atu sneaked into her co-wife room and picked the one month old child and thereafter cut off his penis and testes before she was caught by the elder brother of their husband in the process, leading to her arrest.
The Police Public Relations officer PPRO in charge of Niger state Command Bala Elkana told LEADERSHIP Sunday that the child was receiving treatment at a hospital in Minna while also confirming the arrest of Bara’atu for attempted culpable Homicide