Harela Uba, a 22 year old woman, admitted to killing her stepson who is just 3 year old.
According to the woman, an evil spirit influenced her into killing the boy with ota pai pia.
The ugly incident happened in Shakodna village, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to report, the boy’s mother, Fa’iza (the second wife), went to the bathroom and left her baby in the room. Upon returning from the bathroom, she met her child with a white substance coming out from his mouth and immediately rushed him to the General Hospital Kuta where he was confirmed dead.
Harela who is 8 months pregnant blamed the devil for her action.
“God knows I had no intention of killing him; I didn’t even know when I asked my seven-year-old daughter to administer ‘Ota pia-pia’ on him when the mother left to take her bath. I am eight months pregnant for God’s sake, how could I have done that if not because of an evil spirit in me?
“How do I beg the mother of the deceased to forgive me? Who on earth will believe my story?”
She was arrested after her husband identified as Saidu Uba reported the incident to the police.
David Chima is the Group Head (Editors) at Naija Buzz News. He is a very experienced Journalist. He studied Mass Communication at the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, Kaduna State, before proceeding for Advanced Studies in Mass Communication (Journalism) at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State. He previously served as the Head Senior Reporters and Publishers at 1Push.Ng and eventually Naija Buzz News. Chima is a lover of football and a very strong supporter of Barcelona Football Club Spain.
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