Enugu State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old girl, Ada Joy Okonkwo and her mother, Christiana Okonkwo, 60, for conspiracy and murder of a newborn baby at Olocha-Adogba in Awgu community, Awgu Local Government Area of the state.
Mother And Daughter Conspires To Kill Newborn Baby In Enugu
The Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe said the incident happened t about 1:00 p.m. on Monday when the suspect gave birth and conspired with her motherto kill the baby.
Ndukwe said ‘preliminary investigation shows that the said mother of the newborn male child used a kitchen knife to stab the child to death, following the counseling of her mother,” adding that the incident happened “moments after she was delivered of the baby at home.”
The police spokesman said the child was taken to the hospital and confirmed dead by the doctors on duty, noting that the corpse had been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Ndukwe said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department Enugu to thoroughly investigate the case to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.
The Commissioner has also condemned the act describing it as despicable and abominable.
He also has called on citizens of the community, particularly the women who carried out a peaceful demonstration, to express their disgust over the act, to maintain peace, and avoid acts that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the community.
Ndukwe said that the Commissioner urges them to be supportive while reiterating that the case will be meticulously investigated and prosecuted within record time.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a woman poisoned her daughter to death in order to please her new husband.