Udeogu Chinelo, a 37-yr-old woman, arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Anambra State command, has claimed that the three-year-old she beat to death and dumped in a bush was her granddaughter.
The suspect was apprehended at a Primary School in Awka, where she had gone to take back the school fees she paid for the deceased.
Spokesperson of NAPTIP in the state, Okafor Anthony, in a statement on Thursday, October 6, said:
“While being questioned on the whereabout of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had d#ed. The suspect led the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she [email protected] the body of the victim.
On arriving the scene the victim’s [email protected] body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag where the suspect d¥mped her in the bush around Hezekiah Dike Crescent Awka.
The suspect claimed that the deceased victim is her granddaughter. The victim was reported to have d#ed on the 29th September, 2022.”
Chinelo claimed she assaulted the deceased some days ago and left marks on her body because she defecated in a bucket they used in having their bath at home.
She added that the deceased is her grandchild born by her 19-year-old daughter. She said her daughter abandoned the baby with her shortly after she was born.