Infanticide: Anambra Police Arrest Woman,30, For Throwing Baby In Pit Latrine

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command has apprehended 30-year-old Franca Udokwu for throwing her newly born baby inside a pit latrine.

Franca Udokwu, The Suspect.

SP Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the Command revealed that Udokwu who hails from Obuba Obofia Nkpor Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was arrested, following a tip off, by police operatives attached to Ogidi Division.

Available information had it that the suspect allegedly gave birth to a baby boy and dumped the child inside a pit toilet inside her house.

Franca and the corpse of her baby boy

Upon interrogation, Udokwu 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.

SP Mohammed also said that the corpse of the baby has since been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy adding that the suspect would be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.