A middle-aged pregnant woman, Musa Mariam is now being quizzed by the Osun State police command for allegedly poisoning a 3-year-old male child, Rokeeb Musa who happens to be a child of her husband’s second wife.
The incident which happened on December 26 at Ede area of the state.
The pregnant suspect stated that “she bought pesticide (Rocket) and poisoned the child because her husband was showing more love and favour to the second wife because she had a male child while she (as the first wife) is yet to have a male child.”
The child was taken to Muslim Hospital, Ede. He was said to have died while receiving treatment on December 31.
It was further gathered that exhibits recovered from the suspect include pesticide bottle with liquid content and empty rubber bottle.