A 22-year-old woman identified as Khadija Yakubu has been detained by the Yobe State police command for reportedly poisoning three of her stepchildren in the Malaria Huta community, Potiskum Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the victims were rushed to the hospital after taking a tea that was prepared by the suspect.
The spokesman of the command, Dungus Abdulkareem, noted that the woman poisoned four children of the first wife.
The incident saw three of the victims die while the fourth child remained unconscious.
The victims were identified as Umar Haruna, 12; Maryam Haruna, 11; Ahmed Haruna, nine and seven-year-old Zainab Haruna.
Abdulkareem in a statement released on Friday said, “Findings indicated that the children have been rushed to a hospital after taking the tea prepared by the suspect, Khadija Yakubu, in the early hours of Friday. Three of the victims died while receiving treatments and one remained unconscious.
“The suspect has been apprehended and is in custody. The investigation has begun to ascertain the remote and immediate cause of the incident. She will be charged after investigation.”
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