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Police arrest 18-year-old girl for stabbing new born baby to death

AN 18-year-old years old lady name Ada Joy Okonkwo has been arrested alongside her 60-year-old mother, one Christiana Okonkwo the Police at Olocha-Adogba in Awgu community of Awgu L.G.A., Enugu State.

The duo (daughter and mother) were arrested on Monday, November 7, for alleged conspiracy and murder of a newborn male child (infanticide).

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, says preliminary investigation shows that the said Ada Joy (mother of the newborn child) used a kitchen knife to stab the child to death, following the counseling of her mother, moments after she was delivered of the baby at home.

Ndukwe said the child was taken to the hospital and confirmed dead by the doctors on duty, while the corpse was deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The PPRO stated that the state Commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Enugu to thoroughly investigate the matter.

He added that the CP, also called on residents of the community, particularly the women who carried out a peaceful demonstration to express their disgust over the act, to maintain peace, and avoid acts that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the community.

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