A pregnant woman identified as Musa Mariam has been arrested and paraded on January 5 for allegedly poisoning her 3-year-old stepson in Osun state.
According to reports, the incident happened in the Ede area of the state on December 26.
While being paraded before the newsmen, the pregnant woman confessed she poisoned her stepson with pesticide (Rocket) because her husband was showing more love and favour to the second wife as she had a male child while she (as the first wife) is yet to bear a son.
It was gathered that the child was rushed to Muslim Hospital, Ede, where he died while receiving treatment on December 31.
Exhibits recovered from the suspect include a pesticide bottle with liquid content and an empty rubber bottle.