Aisha Ibrahim, A 55 year old grandmother, has been arrested by the Niger state Police Command for killing her two years old granddaughter by throwing her into a well. .
According to the suspect, she tied her with a rope and threw her into the well in their compound at Karaya Fulani Camp, Niger state. .
Aisha said that she carried out the action because she has been looking for a way to deal with her daughter-in-law adding that it was a payback for the insults and assaults she had received from her daughter-in-law. .
The grandmother saw an opportunity to carry out her act when her son, Bello Ibrahim, and his wife left their child in her custody to attend a naming ceremony in their neighboring village .
“I told my husband to tell his son to divorce his wife but he did not listen to me. My daughter-in-law is fond of insulting and assaulting me all the time and the only way I could pay her back was to kill her daughter so that she will equally feel the pains and agony I have been through. .
We have been living in peace as one big family before my son married her, I have 12 children and all of us are living in one compound, she cannot come from nowhere to destroy the family I have suffered for years to keep, it is unacceptable,” she explained. .
The suspect who was trailed and arrested while she was trying to escape, said she regretted her action as she should not have yielded to the temptation.