Fatima Adamu, a 15-year-old housewife, has confessed to the murder of five-year-old Hauwa, her step-daughter. She told police in Niger state that the child was irritating her and she planned with Usman Mohammed, her ex-lover, to poison her to death.
She said Mohammed had prepared a concoction which killed the child.
“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,” she confessed.
“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.”
The incident happened in Egbati village in the Agbaie Local Government Area of the state.
Muhammad Abubakar, the police spokesman, said they would be charged to court soon.