Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command, attached to the Ninth-mile police division have arrested a 29 years old woman, Nnenna Egwuagu who was accused of administering a poisonous substance suspected to be insecticide to her three years old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu, an act that was said to have caused the sudden death of the child.
Mr Justin Egwuagu, father of the deceased, and husband to Nnenna, reported the incident to the Police.
The DAILY VENDOR Newspaper gathered that the suspect confessed that she administered the substance to the child to make him become sick, so that her husband would spend money for treatment in the hospital, claiming that her action was due to her husband’s inability to care for her needs and that of her daughter.
The child was however confirmed dead by a doctor in the hospital and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
The Police disclosed to DAILY VENDOR that the container of the noxious substance and syringe used in administering the poisonous liquid has been recovered.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Daniel Ndukwe who made this known to the DAILY VENDOR said the police is carrying out a thorough investigation into the case at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu.
Ndukwe said the incident happened at Umulumgbe, in Udi Local Government Area of the state, on April 9, 2021, at about 8pm.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, who described the act as callous and unfortunate, advised couples to truly love each other, live peaceably no matter the circumstance, he advised them to use every legal and/or morally acceptable means to resolve their differences.