Enugu Police Arrests 18-Year-Old Girl For Killing Her New Born Baby

Enugu police arrests 18-year-old girl for killing her new born baby. She revealed that her 60-year-old mum ordered her to do it. The Commissioner of Police in Enugu state has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department Enugu to thoroughly investigate the case of alleged conspiracy and murder of a newborn male child, by the mother of the child, one Miss Ada Joy Okonkwo aged 18, and her mother, one Mrs Christiana Okonkwo aged 60 years old, at Olocha-Adogba in Awgu community of Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state on November 7, 2022.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, says preliminary investigation shows that the said mother of the newborn child used a kitchen knife to stab the child to death, following the counseling of her mother, moments after she was delivered of the baby at home.

DSP Daniel Ndukwe said the child was taken to the hospital and confirmed dead by the doctors on duty, while the corpse was deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. The police PRO mentioned that the state Commissioner of police 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.

Also, Mr Victor Chukwuemeka Ogbonna who is parading himself as a medical doctor has been arrested for allegedly killing a seven-year-old girl in Mgbowo, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. Our correspondent gathered that the quack doctor was responsible for the death of the 7-year-old girl who died during a blood transfusion.

It also gathered that Mr Victor Chukwuemeka Ogbonna, a Medical Lab Scientist converted his Lab into a mini-clinic where he has been treating patients. Checks further revealed that Mr Victor Chukwuemeka Ogbonna who owns a private hospital in Ngbowo where the girl met her untimely death was in the process of carrying out a blood transfusion when the girl gave up the ghost.

A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the mother of the girl, Mrs Ngozika Emeka took her sick daughter to Mr Victor Chukwuemeka Ogbonna Laboratory to run a test, so after the test, Mr Victor Chukwuemeka Ogbonna decided to carry out a blood transfusion on the child which led to her death.

He said the child was confirmed dead on getting to Zion Hospital Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. When contacted, Enugu Police Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident said “ Investigation is currently ongoing”.

Also, operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a 25-year-old man, Anas Auwal, for allegedly killing a five-year-old Abba Yahuza, he kidnapped, just because the boy recognized him. This development was confirmed by the Command’s spokesman, Ahmed Wakil, in a statement he issued on Thursday.

According to Wakil; “The command has arrested Anas Auwal, 25, from Tsangaya village via Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State for kidnapping and gruesome murder of a five-year-old boy, named Abba Yahuza, of the same address.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that on October 11, 2022, around 2pm, the suspect lured the victim into his room with sweets. He later called the victim’s father on phone and threatened him to bring the sum of N5 million as ransom but the father told him that he could not raise the demanded amount.

“The suspect later came to realize that the victim knew him and that his identity would be revealed if he released him. Consequently, the suspect decided to hack the victim to death in his room and waited until night time, bundled him in a sack and buried the body in a shallow grave.

“The suspect has confessed to the crime as the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, directed that the suspect be charged before a honourable court of competent jurisdiction, after which the suspect will be prosecuted.

“In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police advised parents and guardians to be vigilant and security conscious about the whereabouts of their children, especially in the ember month, since Christmas is around the corner.”

Austine Ikeru
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