Physically tested mother murders her youngster after conveyance with high temp water A
A Physically tested lady who dwells on Omohwovo Street, Iwhrekpokpo people group, in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, purportedly killed her own child hours after conveyance.
The blamed, who is distinguished as Elohor, was affirmed to have brought forth the child kid on Monday in her flat, where she remained with her mom, with no therapeutic guide.
The cry of the infant was said to have pulled in neighbors, who quickly hurried to the loft to offer help to the new mother.
The mother of the physically tested lady was said to be away when she put to bed.
Elohor, who neighbors said was a plantain chip merchant in her late 20s, was charged to have executed the child before the next morning, and misled neighbors that the infant’s dad took him away.
The personality of the man in charge of the pregnancy had stayed obscure before she put to bed on Monday.
Be that as it may, neighbors, who were not happy with the clarification, scrutinized her kin.
It was then uncovered that the child had kicked the bucket in the night after the mother professedly constrained heated water into his mouth before choking out him to death.
An occupant, Simon Ohwo, who took to Facebook to censure the occurrence, stated, “After the festival (of the child’s introduction to the world), everybody went home, leaving Elohor and her kin, since the mum was not around that day, planning to beware of her in the morning.
“…the neighbours came in the morning to see how she and her baby were doing, only to find out that there was no baby anywhere. They asked Elohor about the child; she claimed that the father came late in the night and took him away having noticed that the child was not breathing well.
“The neighbours could not believe the story Elohor gave and decided to interrogate her. She held on to the same story. But one of them suggested that the sibling would give a better version of what actually happened to the child.
“The sibling said late in the night when everyone was gone, Elohor boiled water and forced it on the child to kill him, but the child could not take much which ended up burning the mouth of the day-old child. When the child defied death, she took a rag and tied it around his nose and mouth, which suffocated him to death.”
Ohwo added, “When she noticed that the child was dead, she put the corpse in a sack filled with refuse and plantain peels, and then gave it to a man to dispose of early in the morning as refuse.”
It was further gathered that following the confession, neighbours searched all the surrounding dumps in the area, and the corpse of the day-old baby was found with bruises in various parts of his body.
The baby’s mouth was said to have been severely burnt.
It was gathered that the suspect was handed over to operatives of the ‘B’ Division, Ughelli, for further investigation.
Some residents told our correspondent that the suspect had not been known to be mentally deranged.
Further investigation by our correspondent revealed that she had been granted bail by the police and ordered to always report at the station every week.
The spokesman for the Delta State Police Command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The fact is that somebody reported the case at the police station and she was arrested. Investigation will reveal the next line of action to take.”
Source: (Punch Newspaper )