The Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-age woman, identified simply as Omowumi, for throwing her two daughters into a water-filled well, in Koledewo, Osogbo.
It was gathered that the mother, whose speech was incoherent, dumped the girls, Nimisire Saka, 5, and 8-year-old Darasimi Saka, in the well on Monday night, November 1, over her inability to cater to their welfare.
According to reports, sources from the community said the woman secretly dumped the children into a well on Monday night, but her action was made public after one of her neighbours asked about the children and she cannot disclose their whereabouts.
She later confessed to have dumped them in the well, but efforts by neighbours and the fire service team to rescue them proved abortive, because of the volume of water in the well.
Speaking incoherently, Omowumi revealed that she was residing overseas before she was later deported.
Adding that she discovered that the destinies of her daughters have been tampered with when she was away from home, a development that led to her tossing them into the well.