Police arrest woman for poisoning her step daughter’s food in Katsina

Police arrest woman for poisoning her step daughter’s food in Katsina

Katsina State Police Command on Tuesday arrested one 38-year-old Aisha Abubakar; for allegedly poisoning her step daughter’s food; which led to her death.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah disclosed this to newsmen in a signed statement on Tuesday in Katsina.

Isah said that the incident occurred on Nov. 28 at Sabuwar-Unguwa quarters, Rimi Local Government Area of the state.

He noted that the suspect allegedly added a poisonous substance in the food of the a four-year-old girl, Aisha; who became unconscious after eating the food.

According to him, the victim was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Isah revealed that the suspect confessed to have committed the offence; because of the hatred she had with the mother of the deceased.

The police spokesman added that they would charge the suspect to court after investigation to serve as deterrent to others.

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In another development, Isah said that the police have succeeded in apprehending one Ibrahim Kasim, 22, of Makera, Funtua local government area for allegedly abducting his step sister.

He said that the incident occurred on Nov.16 where the suspect conspired with his girlfriend, Murja and committed the offence.

The police spokesman said that the police immediately swung into action; and arrested the principal suspect and rescued the six-year-old victim, Asiya.

He said that the suspect confessed to have made several phone calls with the father of the victim to demand for the payment of a ransom.

According to Isah, the suspect had also confessed to have organised the kidnapping and demanded N10 million as ransom.

He said efforts are being made to ensure that the command arrests other members of the syndicate now at large.

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