The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrested of a 35-year-old woman who flogged a three-year-old child to death.
The suspect, Udeogu Chinelo allegedly carried out the action in a moment of anger which led to the unfortunate incident.
According to a statement issued by the public relations officer of NAPTIP, Anthony Okafor C. the suspect was arrested in Awka on October 5, 2022 “for the offence of Child Abuse/ inflicting grievous harm on a child, an offence prohibited in Human Trafficking Act”.
Okafor said Chinelo was arrested by NAPTIP operatives in a Primary School in Awka, Anambra State where she had earlier enrolled the victim and had gone to collect back the school fees she paid for her.
He said the suspect when questioned denied knowing the whereabouts of the victim, and later disclosed that the victim had died.
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She then lead the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she disposed of the body of the victim, and the body of the victim was already decomposing.
On arriving at the scene, the decomposing body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag and dumped in the bush around Hezekiah Dike Crescent Awka.