ANAMBRA State Police Command has arrested a middle aged woman, Miss Franca Udokwu of Nkpor Community, Idemili North Local Government Area for allegedly dumping her newly born baby boy in a pit toilet.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Haruna Muhammed (SP) in a statement, said operatives attached to Ogidi Division following a tip off, arrested the suspect.
According to him, the baby was recovered from the pit toilet, but on reaching hospital, was certified dead and further deposited in the morgue awaiting autopsy.
“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 LGA of Anambra State.
“The 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, corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy and case is under investigation after which suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution,” Mr. Muhammed added.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID