A 10-year old boy has confessed that his mother told him to put poison in his father’s food. The boy made this confession before a Customary Court in Mapo Ibadan.
Testifying in court, the boy said:
“After giving me the substance, my mother warned me never to tell my father or anyone about it.
“However, I love my father and I told him because I never wanted any bad thing to happen to him,” he said.
Adenike, a resident of Agbaje area of Orita-challenge, Ibadan, earlier informed the court that her husband use to beat her.
“At any slight opportunity, my husband beats me.
“For 14 years, Adeshina has not stopped beating me and the last one he did was the reason why I made up my mind to call it quits with him.
“On that day, I requested for money for the upkeep of the children and Adeshina gave me a beating resulting in blood dripping from my two ears.
“He also broke one of my legs that day and I am still experiencing the pain till today.
“ Again, on Dec. 5, 2018, Adeshina came to attack me in my shop because he was not happy that my business is doing well despite his inhumane treatment.
“Now, all my means of livelihood have been burgled and I got him apprehended but without any positive result,” Adenike said.
Her husband Adeshina however denied all the allegations leveled against him as he consented to the request for the marriage to be terminated.
“My lord, I had on different occasions given Adenike the children’s school fees.
“Aside that, when one of our children urgently needed a surgery to be performed on him, I gave Adenike the required money for the surgery, but she spent it on herself.
“I sent her to school to acquire NCE, but she told the school management that she is a widow which means that I am nothing to her.
“If I give her money to buy anything at home, she doesn’t put my name on the receipt.
“Worst of all, Adenike told our second child to put poison in my food and bathing water, but, the child revealed the secret to me and I informed my relatives about it.”