10-year- old girl throws brother inside well in Ondo to avenge maltreatment

The Police in Ondo State have paraded a ten-year-old girl for throwing her step brother into the well.

The young girl was arrested at Owode, behind Central Mosque, Akure.

The state Commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami, said the girl threw the baby, Usman Abubakar into the well, out of annoyance that her father was showing more care for his brother.

The girl had lied to her parents that her brother was kidnapped, but later confessed that he was inside the well.

The Police Commissioner said the baby’s corpse was later recovered from the well.

She said “I am the one that threw Usman inside well and I don’t know that he will die,

“My mother separated from my father and she born nine children for my father and two died. So Usman’s mother is living with us now and she cooks for us.

“They love Usman more than me, whenever he passes faeces or urinate on my food, his mother will say I should eat it like that, that nothing will happen to me.
“Usman’s mother will only remove where the faeces is and instruct me to eat it and any day I did not eat the food she will beat me.”

It was gathered that her step has been maltreating her, a situation which forced to throw the boy inside a well