Saturday, 2 July 2016

I Chopped-off My Stepson’s Penis with a Kitchen Knife Because His Mother Has Been Insulting Me" - 17-Year-Old Housewife Speaks

Few days ago, Bara’atu Muhammad cut-off the genitals of her 23-day-old stepson, Buhari Muhammad, Dafe village, Niger State. Buhari’s father, Muhammadu Dauda married Buhari’s 21-year-old mother, 7 years ago and he is the first child of the union. He married Bara’atu just 4 months ago.

Bara’atu confessed that she took Buhari from his mother’s room where he was sleeping, to the toilet where she chopped-off his penis with a kitchen knife. Her words: “I decided to do that in retaliation to insults (I’ve been receiving) from his mother.

She has been insulting me. Anytime I complained to our husband, he will not take action. That was the major reason I used our kitchen knife to cut off his penis.” Meanwhile, the Niger State government has promised to take care of Buhari’s medical bills. .

Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi who is taking care of Buhari at the IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna, said his penis has already been damaged and shrunken and that there was no way that it can be transplanted to its normal position. He said the medic will however, try their best to ensure that Buhari survives and lives a normal life.

Bara’atu has been arraigned before a magistrate’s court and remanded in Minna prison, pending the conclusion of investigations. This incident happened a few weeks after a 21-month-old boy Musa was severely mutilated by his stepmother in Kano. 


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