When jealousy over clouds the mind the outcome may incriminates the individual. This definitely was the situation Minna, the state capital of Niger State when a woman, Rabiu Bara’atu, out of jealousy cut off the manhood of her stepson, Rabiu Buhari.
Bara’atu, already arraigned by the Sate Magistrate Court, intended to get back at her husband for marrying another wife.
The 22 year old woman cut off boy’s penis at their home in Kuta town, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state on June 21 after having been married to her husband, , for seven years, without a child.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Bala James, explained that the suspect wanted to kill the victim but the child survived the attack.
James said, “The woman used a sharp knife to cut through the genitals of the one-month-old baby. She had been married to her husband for seven years without any child.
“So, out of pressure, the man decided to marry a second wife. When the second wife had a baby, she became angry and frustrated. She thought the best thing to do was to kill the child.
“On June 21, around 10pm, she took the baby to the backyard of their house and used a sharp knife to cut off his penis, however, the cry of the baby attracted neighbours, who rushed to the place and found him in a pool of blood.
“The suspect wanted to run away, but she was overpowered. She was handed over to the police, while the baby was taken to a hospital,” the PPRO added, noting that the baby had been taken to the Accident and Emergency Ward of the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna.
According to the Head of Department, General Outpatient Ward of the hospital, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed, the boy might not use his penis again.
Mohammed said, “He is doing well – health-wise. He survived the attack. However, there is no assurance of the penis getting back because all the tissues were dead when he was brought into the hospital. We just had to conduct a surgery for him to be able to pass urine.
“Medically, for him to regain the use of his manhood will be difficult. If the team that was supposed to work on him had been around immediately, maybe the situation would have been