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Enugu Woman Allegedly Kills Stepson Because ‘Husband Wasn’t Spending Money On Her’



Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old woman, Nnenna Egwuagu, for allegedly killing her three-year-old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu, in the Umulumgbe community in Udi Local Government Area.

Enugu Woman Allegedly Kills Stepson Because 'Husband Wasn't Spending Money On Her' 3

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the woman administered a harmful substances on the little boy, leading to his death on April 9 at about 10 p.m.

In a statement on Friday, the police spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, said that operatives attached to the 9th Mile Police Division made the arrest following a report by the suspect’s husband and father of the deceased child, Justine Egwuagu.

The police spokesperson said the father of the deceased child also alleged that the unusual actions of the suspect toward the child caused his death.

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“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect confessed to having administered the substance, suspected to be sniper insecticide, to the child.

“She claimed that her action was due to her husband’s inability to take care of her and their daughter and that she wanted the child to become sick so that her husband could spend money to treat him.

“The child was confirmed dead in the hospital and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for autopsy,” he said.

Mr Ndukwe further stated that the container of the substance and syringe she used in administering the substance to the child, had been recovered.

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He said that further investigation into the case was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Enugu.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has described the act as callous and unfortunate.

“Aliyu advised couples to truly love each other, live peaceably, no matter the circumstance and use every legal or morally acceptable means, to resolve their differences,” the statement further said.


KanyiDaily had also reported how a 24 year old woman, Alice Chikono, strangled her 5-year-old stepson to death and tried to set her 8-year-old stepdaughter on fire so that she could inherit her husband’s house in Zimbabwe.

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