By Our Reporter
A 30-year-old woman, Franca Udokwu, from Nkpor Community, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state who gave birth and dumped the new-born baby boy into a pit toilet have been arrested by the police.
It was gathered that the baby was recovered from the toilet, but certified dead by a medical doctor.
Ananmbra police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident on Saturday in Awka.
He said that Franca was arrested at about 8.30am on Saturday following a rip-off.
Mohammed said, “On 22/8/2020, at about 8:30am, following a tip-off, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division arrested one Franca Udokwu, aged 30 years old, of Obuba Obofia, Nkpor Community, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“The suspect allegedly gave birth to a baby boy, and dumped the child inside a pit toilet inside her house.
“Upon interrogations, the suspect led police detectives to the scene of the 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, he said.
Mohammed affirmed that the corpse had been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy while the case was under investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.