A Kano-based woman accused of killing her two children over squabbles with her husband’s second wife has claimed she was hallucinating when the incident occurred.
The suspect, Hauwa’u Habibu was arrested shortly after the alleged attack with a machete and
pestle occurred on Saturday, October 3, The Nation reported.
The suspect told the police that she was possessed by spirits and was out of her mind.
“I am not even aware I killed my children.
saw my son and daughter attacking me with a knife and another weapon.
I called my husband and told him what was happening but he didn’t believe me.
“So I locked the house and escaped to my mother’s house for safety.
The next thing I know was my husband coming to my mother’s house
with bloodied clothes saying I killed the children.”
Hauwa’u was also alleged to have attacked a thrid person, her nephew, who survived.
But her husband, who took a new wife three months ago, dismissed her claims of mental illness.
According to him, whoever said his wife is possessed by spirits or has mental illness is lying.