11-year-old in Kano survives his mother’s attempt to cut him in two

by Hauwa Gambo

You’d think you’d heard the worst of the world’s evils until this story of an 11-year-old boy in Kano whose stomach was ripped open with a sharp knife by his mother last week. (His biological mother!)

The boy was admitted in hospital (rushed in with exposed intestines) last week after Joy Akule, his mother – who is 28 and now under arrest – tried to divide him in two due to a child custody battle with his father, Thomas Kationa.

According to Ibrahim K. Idris, who is the Kano police commissioner, she did it to end her relationship with Kationa when he would not take care of the child and would not grant her custody. “He would not take care of him and even when I sent money for that purpose, he would not do,” Akule said.

She confirmed this to newsmen when she admitted to using a sharp knife to cut open his lower abdomen: “Because he didn’t want to take care of the boy and will not let me go with him, I decided to cut him into two so that he could take half and I would take half,” she explained.

Thankfully, the child’s condition has improved and the mother will be charged to court for homicide.

“I have since regretted my action,” she said. “I thought dividing the child was going to be easy.”

This one is clearly insane.

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