Africa

Woman arrested for dumping new born in toilet

A thirty-year-old woman by name, Franca Udokwu has been nabbed by the police for allegedly dumping her newborn baby into a pit toilet in Idemeli North Local Government area located in Anambra State.

According to the source, she committed the act in her room after she had delivered. The baby was confirmed dead at the hospital after he was recovered by the police following a tip-off.

Police spokesperson while confirming the incident said;

“On the 22/8/2020, at about 8:30 am following a tip-off, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division arrested one Franca Udokwu, aged 30 years of Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North of Anambra.

“”Suspect allegedly gave birth to a baby boy and dumped the child into a pit toilet inside her house.

” Interrogation, the suspect led the police detectives to the scene of the crime where the baby was recovered and taken to Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital for medical attention but was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“Meanwhile, the corps is deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy and case is under investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution”.

 

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