A 22-year-old housewife identified as Harela Uba has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-day-old baby boy of her husband’s 2nd wife in Shakodna, Niger State.
Harela Uba was arrested after her husband, Uba Saidu, reported the issue to the police.
According to Uba Saidu, his second wife, Fa’iza, went into the bathroom and left her 3-day-old baby boy in her room. When she discovered white foam coming out from the mouth of the baby.
The baby boy was immediately rushed to General Hospital, Kuta, where he was confirmed dead on arrival. The Police invited Harela, who is already 8-month pregnant, for questioning since she was the only one at home when the incident occurred.
Upon interrogation, she confessed to giving her 7-year-old daughter, Khadija, a poisonous substance to give the child.