Enugu police arrests 30 year old for throwing one month old child into pit toilet


A 30 year old woman has been arrested by the police in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State for allegedly throwing her one month old child into a pit latrine. The woman who hails from Aguibeje in Enugu Ezike, was said to have killed the child and put the corpse in a polythene bag before taking it to a nearby Imufu village, where she threw into the latrine at somebody's compound unknown to the owners. Police sources said that homicide detectives arrested the suspect following a report by her brother that the child had mysteriously disappeared. The Secretary, Imufu Neighbourhood watch, Mr Boniface Odo, who witnessed the "excavation," from the latrine said that the father of the child had returned from the town where he was trading for its naming ceremony not knowing that the mother had killed it. "The father of the dead child was crying uncontrollably as the pit latrine was being destroyed for the corpse to be removed. It was a terrible situation. " The detectives used a big rod with a hook at the end to bring out the dead body which was already infested with maggots, " Odo said.

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