The name of the baby in this picture is Kabir (surname withheld). For some reasons, I would leave out specific details on the poor baby. His only crime is that he was born into a polygamous home.
Barely three days after he was born, his step-mum, who is the first of the three wives of his dad, asked to bathe him that fateful morning. Taking Kabir into a corner, he fed him with what doctors suspect to be acid and then quickly put him on her back.
She was perhaps hoping that by the time the little boy’s mum would ask to breast feed him, kabir would have bade this world he had only known for three days good bye. He would have been long gone!
But, fortunately, that did not happen as providence and good fortune smiled on the infant. His distress cries alerted his mum.
Requesting that the wicked step-mum hand over the baby, his mother immediately sensed that something was amiss at her reluctance to release the baby to her.
“RATHER THAN COMPLETELY OWNING UP TO HER DEVILISH ACT, THE STEP-MUM INSISTED THAT SHE ONLY FED THE BABY WITH METHYLATED SPIRIT. SHE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN UNDER A SPELL WHEN SHE DID IT. STRANGELY, SHE NEVER ONCE FED HER OWN TWO KIDS WITH POISONOUS SUBSTANCE AT THE PROMPTINGS OF ANY SPELL”
This development was worrisome because the relationship between her and the woman was frosty before she gave birth to her baby.
It was when she noticed bruises and bleeding around the kid’s mouth that she raised the alarm! The husband and neighbours, who ran to the scene, were horrified at what they saw. Infant kabir’s mouth had become bloody and pulpy.
Quickly, the baby was rushed to the Ilorin General Hospital, Kwara State. Rather than completely owning up to her devilish act, the step mum insisted that she only fed the baby with methylated spirit.
She claimed to have been under a spell when she did it. Strangely, she never once fed her own two kids with poisonous substance at the promptings of any spell.
She even refused to produce the substance she fed the baby with, despite threats and intimidation from her husband. Attempts by doctors to get her to produce the so-called spirit did not make her budge.
Kabir is currently undergoing intensive care at the hospital. Doctors are positive that the infant would live.
They say that the boy miraculously managed not to ingest the poison. But what of his oral cavity? This is where there is still so much doubt. This world!