Woman beats 3-year-old granddaughter to death in Anambra

Woman beats 3-year-old granddaughter to death in Anambra
Woman beats 3-year-old granddaughter to death in Anambra

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has arrested a 37-year-old woman in Anambra, for allegedly beating her three-year-old granddaughter to death.

Mr Anthony Okafor, the NAPTIP spokesperson in Anambra, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka.

Okafor said that the suspect was arrested in Awka, following an alert by the authorities of the victim’s school.

READ ALSO: Buhari to Service Chiefs: Replicate Northeast successes in other zones

“The suspect, named Chinelo Udeogu was arrested by NAPTIP operatives in a Primary School in Awka, where she had earlier enroled the victim and had gone to collect back the school fees she paid for her.

“While being questioned on the where about of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had died.

“The suspect claimed that the deceased victim who was her granddaughter was three-years-old.

“The suspect led the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she disposed the corpse of the victim,” he said.

“On arrival at the scene the victim’s decomposing body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag where the suspect dumped her in the bush around Hezekiah Dike Crescent, Awka.

“The victim was reported to have died on Sept. 29 and the suspect had been handed over to the Police by NAPTIP for further investigation.”

Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said that the culprit, who acted out of anger, have been handed over to the police for questioning.

“The suspect, Chinelo Udeogu, who allegedly flogged a three-year-old girl to death and dumped her body in a bush at Amikwo, Awka, has been arrested and the victim’s body recovered.

“The lesson for us to learn is that we should be cautious when angry and desist from going physical when correcting our children.

“Meanwhile, the case has been to transferred to the state CID for a discrete investigations.”