- Gov visits victim in hospital
From Iliya Garba Minna
POLICE in Niger State are investigating the circumstances that led to 22-year-old housewife, Bara’atu Rabiu of Diakpe Village in Shiroro Local Government Area for allegedly cutting off the private part of her one-month-old stepson.
The victim simply called Buhari, was attacked over jealousy and rivalry the suspect her and his mother.
A source said the victim’s mother got married to the boy’s father over seven years without bearing any child which made the family decided to get another wife for her husband leading to the marriage of Bara’atu , who eventually extended the rivalry and hatred to the innocent child.
At about 10pm last Thursday, Bara’atu allegedly sneaked into Bara’atu’s room and picked the one month old child to allegedly commit the crime. The matter was reported to the police while the boy was rushed a nearby clinic before been referred to general hospital Minna.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officer PPRO Bala Elkana, said the child was receiving treatment at a hospital in Minna, while also confirming the arrest of Bara’atu for alleged attempted culpable homicide
Meanwhile, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and his wife Amina, have visited IBB Specialists Hospital where the boy was recuperating.