Crime and Security

Woman kills her 3-year-old son to spite husband

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A middle aged woman, Mrs. Rukayat Abdulrahmon has allegedly killed her three-year-old son Ganiyu over her husband’s planned dissolution of their marriage.

Rukayat was said to have thrown her only child into a well at their residence at Olorunosebi community of Kola Balogun, Osogbo, Osun State on Sunday November 17, after her husband reportedly approached a Sharia Court for dissolution of their marriage.

The Sharia Court had reportedly given the couple three months to resolve their differences, but the little boy was killed five days to the expiration of the 90 days.

After the boy’s corpse was discovered inside the well by a tenant who wanted to fetch water for laundry, the police were alerted who immediately swooped on the compound and arrested the couple and other tenants.

Rukayat reportedly confessed to killing the boy upon being interrogated. She claimed that she did it to punish her husband who she doesn’t want to gain anything out of their marriage.

A spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Mustapha Ketayeyanjue confirmed the incident and further disclosed that the suspect is cooperating with the police.

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