The Police Command in Kano State is set to prosecute one Fatima Hamza, a mother of four, who is accused of killing her housemaid, Khadija Rabiu.
Mrs Hamza was nabbed after being accused of torturing the late Khadija to a pulp and inserting dried pepper and metal object in her private parts.
The 16-year-old deceased girl, who is an indigene of Kwara State, was said to have passed away as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating.
Her fellow housemaid, who had earlier said Khadija was killed as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating, later retracted her statement.
The suspect, nevertheless, claimed the deceased, who spent about four months in the house was sick for two days before she died from complications from cat bites.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, who confirmed the latest development on Sunday, said the command had gone through a thorough investigation on the matter and it has concrete evidence at hand to prosecute the woman.
Kiyawa stressed that their first report indicated that the late Khadija was diagnosed with cat bite in the past.
“In our investigation, we found out that the late Khadija was once bitten by a cat. We have the hospital report and the witnesses on that, but on the accusation of beating the late Khadija to death by her boss, there were three witnesses on the issue; the co-housemaid, the security guard and Fatima’s mother. Based on our pieces of evidence, we are going to prosecute her in the court of law. We have submitted the written document to the state Ministry of Justice for further advice.” said the PPRO.