Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
A 30-year old woman, Franca Udokwu has been arrested for allegedly dumping her newborn baby inside a pit toilet in Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect was said to have dumped the baby inside the toilet in her room after delivery.
The Nation gathered that the baby was later recovered by the police following a tip-off, but was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital where he was taken to.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the suspect has been arrested and would be charged after investigations.
He said, “On the 22/8/2020 at about 8:30 am following a tip-off, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division arrested one Franca Udokwu ‘f’ aged 30 years of Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly gave birth to a baby boy and dumped the child inside a pit toilet inside her house.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect led police detectives to the scene of the crime where the baby was recovered and taken to Iyi- enu Mission Hospital for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
“Meanwhile, corpse deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy and case is under investigation after which suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution.”