Bara’atu Muhammad, the step-mother who cut off her newborn stepson’s genital in Niger State, has said that the cause of her cruel and shocking act was her rival.
The 17-year-old housewife claimed her husband’s other wife, Basira Muhammad, who happens to be her senior, and the victim’s mother usually makes offensive and sneering comments about her.
The step-mother from hell shockingly took revenge on her rival by chopping off her 23-day old baby boy’s genital with a kitchen knife at Dafe Village in Shiroro local government area of Niger State where the family live.
“I decided to do that in retaliation to insults from his mother. She has been insulting me,” she explained.
“Anytime I complained to our husband, he will not take action. That was the major reason I used our kitchen knife to cut off his penis,” Bara’atu told Daily Trust.
However, Bara’atu’s rival, Basira, denied ever abusing her since she got married to her husband four months ago.
“Ever since she was married and came to the house, I took her as my younger sister. That was why I allowed her to be close to my son. I didn’t know that she was planning to kill my son,” she told the paper.
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