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Mother Poisons One-Year-Old Daughter Over Epilepsy



The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman identified as Rukayat for allegedly poisoning her one-year-old daughter with an insecticide.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 11am. on Friday.

A police source said the infant had epilepsy and that the mother poisoned her because she was fed up with the circumstances.

“One Rukayat brought her one-year-old, seven-month-old daughter to LUTH for treatment. Later that same day, she confessed to having poisoned her child with an insecticide because she could not continue with her daughter having epilepsy. She said she wanted to rest from the stress”, the source said.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He noted that the mother has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.

He said, “Detectives of the division were immediately dispatched to the hospital, and they met the baby receiving treatment, and the mother has been taken into custody after treatment, and the investigation is ongoing.”