MEN of the Kano State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old housewife identified as Hauwa Lawal for allegedly pushing her co-wife named Zuwaira and her 18-month-old son into a well in a fit of anger.
Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest of Hauwa, saying that she murdered Zuwaira aged 35 and her child. He added that the police received a report on Friday that Hauwa of Rurum village of Rano Local Government Area of Kano State, had pushed her co-wife and baby into a well.
Mr Haruna said: “The suspect had a misunderstanding with the victim in the process they started fighting in the house. The suspect pushed her rival along with her 18-month-old son, Mustafa Gambo, whom she was backing into a well situated in their house.’’
He added that the Kano State police commissioner Habu Sani-Ahmadu, ordered the tracking down and arrest of the fleeing suspect within 24 hours. According to the police, the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and the Intelligence Department for investigation.
“The victims were removed from the well and were rushed to Rano Hospital where Sani was confirmed dead, while her son is alive and has been discharged from the hospital. The suspect confessed to the crime and once investigations are completed, the suspect would be charged to court,” Mr Haruna added.