A step-mother in Abia State has confessed to poisoning her step-son’s food earlier this morning. The incident occurred in the town of Umuahia, leaving the local community in a state of disbelief and concern.

According to reports, the step-mother, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigation, admitted to lacing her 17-year-old step-son’s breakfast with a toxic substance.

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The motive behind her actions is still unclear, but initial investigations suggest a possible family dispute.

The young boy was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Umuahia after showing signs of severe distress shortly after eating.

Medical professionals acted swiftly to stabilize his condition, and he is currently under intensive care.

Local authorities have detained the step-mother for further questioning. The Abia State Police Command has launched a thorough investigation into the incident.

Neighbors expressed their shock and disbelief, describing the family as generally peaceful.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available.