A 15-year-old housewife, Fatima Adamu, has been arrested alongside one Usman Mohammed by the police in Niger State for conniving to kill five year old Hauwa.
The 15-year-old Fatima and Mohammed are said to be ex-lovers who connived to carry out the dastardly act.
From reports gathered, Mohammed assisted Fatima to prepare a concoction which was administered on the five-year-old, Hauwa resulting in her death.
It was also gathered that after the duo had killed the girl, the body was dumped at a nearby bush with some parts missing.
The suspects while speaking to newsmen as they were paraded confessed that they had connived to carry out the wicked act but said that they regret their actions blaming it on the devil.
Adamu said, “I purposely killed my step-daughter because I didn’t like her, she irritated me a lot; I planned with Mohammed to poison her to death.
“I just woke up one morning to take her life and I cannot tell what had come over me to kill an innocent child that had not offended me in any way. May Allah forgive me; it is the worst offence against humanity.”
Mohammed admitted participating in the killing of the girl, saying ‘I have ruined my life. I prepared the poison which I gave to Adamu to kill the girl. I regret my action.”
Muhammad Abubakar, the Niger State police spokesman, said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation adding that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation