Police in Anambra, Ogidi Division have arrested 30-year-old woman, Franca Udokwu for allegedly dumping her new born baby inside a pit toilet in Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of the State.
Reports says the suspect dumped the baby inside the toilet in her room after delivery. However, the baby was later recovered by the police following a tip off, but was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital where he was taken to.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect has been arrested and would be charged after investigations.
He said, “On the 22/8/2020 at about 8:30am, following a tip off, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division arrested one Franca Udokwu ‘f’ aged 30 years of Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly gave birth to a baby boy and dumped the child inside a pit toilet inside her house.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect led police detectives to the scene of crime where the baby was recovered and taken to Iyi- enu Mission Hospital for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
“Meanwhile, the corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy and case is under investigation after which the suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution,” he said.
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