A magistrates’ court in Kano State on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 45-year-old woman, Hauwa Ibrahim, in a correctional centre for killing her newborn grandchild with acid.
The defendant, who resides in Tugar Bala Ward of Bagwai LGA, was charged with murder, to which she pleaded guilty.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Barrister Ahmed Muhammad, told the court that the defendant killed her grandson after realising that the first wife to her son could not give birth to a male child while the second wife delivered a male child at her first birth.
He said that out of jealousy in favour of the first wife, Hauwa killed the male baby delivered by her son’s second wife, Badariyya Ibrahim.
He said the defendant used acid to kill the child when its mother (complainant) went to toilet.
The Magistrate, Haulatu Magaji Kankarofi, ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned to October 4.