The Kano State Police Command has arrested a housewife, Hauwa Lawal, for allegedly pushing her co-wife Zuwaira Sani and her 18-month-old son into a well.

The state’s Police Spokesman Abdullahi Haruna who confirmed the arrest in in Kano said they received a report that Hauwa of Rurum village of Rano Local Government Area of Kano, had pushed her co-wife and baby into a well.

He said the state Police Commissioner Habu Sani-Ahmadu, ordered the tracking down and arrest of the fleeing suspect within 24 hours, as Operation Puff-Adder, swung into action and arrested the suspect on Saturday.

The victims were removed from the well and were rushed to Rano Hospital where Zuwaira was confirmed dead, while her son is alive and has been discharged from the hospital.

The Spokesman said the suspect confessed to the crime, while the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.