Jealousy: Pregnant Woman Poisons Her Stepson To Death, Claims Husband Shows Much Love To Him
In Ede, Osun State, a 24-year-old pregnant woman, identified as Mariam Musa, has been arrested for allegedly poisoning her three-year-old stepson, Rokeeb Musa.
According to reports, the heinous act was carried out by Miriam simply because her husband cared so much for the boy and his mother more than she cared about her.
The suspect who is a tailor and resident in Ede, Osun State, committed the act on December 26, 2020.
While being paraded by the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Wale Olokode on Tuesday at the State Command, Osogbo, the five-month-old pregnant woman confessed to the crime.
Narrating how it all happened, Miriam accused the husband of showing more love and favour to the second wife because she had a male child while she (first wife) is yet to have a male child.
The suspect said the three-year-old boy, Rokeeb, left his mother and came to her room on the day she committed the act, adding that she put insecticide in the victim’s mouth, which killed him.
She also added that after committing the act, she felt remorseful and confessed to her husband.
“Greed and jealousy made me to kill the son of my husband’s second wife. She had a male child and I was not happy that our husband was showing her more care,” Mariam said.