A mother, Mrs. Rukayat Abdulrahmon, has allegedly confessed to killing her 3-year old boy as a punitive measure to her husband, Raheem, who had sought for a divorce of their marriage.
It was gathered that the deceased, Ganiyu, was the only child she had for her husband, which is her third marriage.
The couple had not been having a healthy relationship. To this end, the husband was said to have approached a Sharia Court in the state which gave the embattled couple three months to go their separate ways if they cannot resolve their differences.
But five days to the expiration of the 90 days given by the court, middle aged Rukayat was said to have killed her son by throwing him inside a well in order to punish her husband.
The incident happened at Olorunosebi community at Kola Balogun area of Osogbo, in Osun State on Sunday, November 17.
Residents of this community had woken up to the cries of the couple searching for the deceased, whom they claimed slept in the same room with them.
It was gathered that their neighbours joined in the search for the boy in the neighborhood but their effort was futile after searching different houses in the area.
However, while a lady in the house attempted to fetch water for laundry, the body was discovered in the well dug to serve occupants of the house.
The neighbours, who were thrown into confusion after the shocking discovery, quickly entered into the well to retrieve the body, hoping that he might be resuscitated, but it was late as the body was recovered lifeless.
Meanwhile, when the police arrested the parents as the prime suspects and later other tenants in the building, Rukayat was said to have confessed to the police that she wanted to punish her husband and ensure that he does not gain anything out of the union.
When contacted, the 2 I/C police Public Relations Officer of Osun Police Command, Mustapha Ketayeyanjue, confirmed the incident, saying the woman was cooperating with the police.