Abdulwasiu Musa, a polygamist has accused his wife of poisoning his son because she was envious and her action has led to the death of his son.
Mariam his first wife who is from Benin in Edo State came to attend his second wife’s graduation ceremony after she completed her apprenticeship in hairdressing.
On the said day, Mariam, the second wife, and their husband were all in their separate rooms when she allegedly decided to do the unthinkable by offering her step-son a drink containing herbicide.
Speaking to Vanguard, Musa said:
“Roqeeb came into the room and told me his stepmother, Mariam, gave him drinks to take but I never suspected any foul play until later when the boy fell sick.
“Having seen the suffering the little boy was subjected to; she called me and confessed that the drink she gave him was poisonous as it contained herbicides.
“I never thought she could do that, she is based in Benin, Edo State where she was doing her business and she came all the way from there to participate in the younger wife’s graduation ceremony.
“She always plays with the boy so, there was no way one could have suspected she could poison him until she confessed to it.
“I don’t think I treated her differently, she is not based here in Ede, but she has her own room in the house; and I also discharge my responsibility to her.”
source: Vanguard News.