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Tragedy struck in Anambra State when a 37-year-old woman who has been identified by security officials as Udeogu Chinelo in Awka, the state capital has been arrested for beating her three-year-old granddaughter to death.
In a statement which had been released today, the spokesperson of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) command in the state, Okafor Anthony, had revealed that the suspect was arrested in a primary school in Awka where she had earlier enrolled the victim and had gone to collect back the school fees which she had paid for the victim.
”While being questioned on the whereabouts of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had died,” he said.
NAPTIP had also made some revelations that the suspect claimed that the deceased was reported to have died on the 29th September, 2022
And according to the suspect, she had beaten the three-year-old child some days ago and had also left marks on her body because she had defecated in a bucket they used in having their bath at home and when she had been asked about her relationship with the deceased, the suspect claimed she was her grandchild. She had also claimed that her 19-year-old daughter gave birth to the child three years ago and abandoned the baby with her afterwards.
In the video that surfaced online and gotten hold of by The Eastern Updates, the suspect led some of the operatives of NAPTIP and other security officials to the scene where she disposed of the body of the victim, on arriving 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.