THE Police in Anambra State have arrested a 30-year-old woman, a native of Obuba Obofia Nkpor community in Idemili North local government area who allegedly threw her new born baby inside a pit toilet at Nkpor.
The suspect, Franca Udokwu, who was arrested on Saturday, was said to have admitted to the crime before leading police to the crime scene.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said the baby was recovered from the toilet.
A doctor certified the bab dead at the Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital, Ogidi, where the baby was taken after it was recovered from the toilet.
According to the Police, “on 22/8/2020 at about 8:30 am following a tip off, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division arrested one Franca Udokwu, female, 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 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,” he said
Mohammed added that the body was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy, while case is under investigation.
He said that the suspect would be charged to law Court for prosecution.