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My Mother Told me to Put Poison in Dad’s Food, Boy tells Court

A 10-year-old boy on Monday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that his mother asked him to put poison in his father’s food and bathing water.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adenike Ayodele, the mother of the boy, had petitioned the court to dissolve her 15-year-old marriage to her estranged husband, Adeshina, on grounds of irresponsibility and battery.

In his testimony, the boy told the court that his mother gave him a package which contained some powdery substance which she instructed him to pour in his father’s food as well as his bathing water.

“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.


Earlier, Adenike, who lives at Agbaje area of Orita-challenge, Ibadan, had told the court that Adeshina had turned her into a punching bag.

“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 quit the marriage.

“On that day,  I requested for money for the upkeep of the children and  Adeshina beat me so much, blood started to drip from my two ears.

“He also broke one of my legs that day and I am still experiencing the pain till today.

“Again, on December 5, 2018, Adeshina came to attack me in my shop because he was not happy that my business is doing well despite inhumane treatment.


“Then, he threatened to ruin my business by all means and what followed was the burgling of my shop two Sundays ago.

1 comment:

  1. It's so unfortunate that a woman could instruct her child to perform such action, what do she thinks of the child tomorrow?

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