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A woman was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly cutting off the private parts of her stepson because her husband loves his first wife more than her, according to police in Nigeria.
Niger police said that they have arrested 17-year-old Bara’atu Muhammad, after being accused of harming the 23-day-old son of her husband identified as Muhammad Dauda, because she was jealous of the relationship he has with his first wife identified as Basira.
Buhari Muhammad was rushed to the IBB Specialist Hospital, where he is being treated. Doctors said that the bay lost his private parts, but he will survive.
Muhammad was charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm. She booked into the Minna prison, where she will be held until the police complete their investigation.
Muhammad confessed that she took the child from his mother's room, where he was sleeping. She went with him to the bathroom, where she chopped off his manhood with a kitchen knife.
Muhammad said that she did it to take revenge against the child’s mother who insulted her.
She complained that when she told her husband about the insults, he did not take any action, leading her to believe that he loves his first wife more than her.