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Bizzare! Housewife pushes co-wife, 18-month-old son into well in Kano

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A 30-year-old housewife, Hauwa Lawal on Friday allegedly pushed her co-wife, Zuwaira Sani, who is 35 years old, and her 18-month-old son into a well, leading to the death of the co-wife.

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the bizzare incident was said to have occurred on Friday in Rurum village of Rano Local Government Area of Kano after a misunderstanding that resulted in a fight between the deceased and Lawal.

After the police were called upon, the victims were removed from the well and were rushed to Rano Hospital where Sani was confirmed dead, while her son is alive.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Kano State Police Command said Lawal has been arrested for allegedly pushing her co-wife and her 18-month-old son into the well.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday in Kano, said the police received a report on Friday that Lawal had pushed her co-wife and baby into a well.

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“The suspect had a misunderstanding with the victim in the process they started fighting in the house. The suspect pushed her rival along with her 18-month-old son, Mustafa Gambo, whom she was backing into a well situated in their house,’’ Haruna narrated.

He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Habu Sani-Ahmadu, ordered the tracking down and arrest of the fleeing suspect within 24 hours.

“Operation Puff-Adder, swung into action and arrested the suspect on Saturday at about 1:17 a.m.

“The victims were removed from the well and were rushed to Rano Hospital where Sani was confirmed dead, while her son is alive and has been discharged from the hospital. The suspect confessed to the crime,’’ the PPRO said.

The PPRO said that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.

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“Once investigation is completed, the suspect would be charged to court,’’ Haruna said.

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