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Woman Beats 3-Year-Old Granddaughter To Death In Anambra State

A 37-year-old woman has allegedly beaten her 3-year-old granddaughter to death in Anambra State.

The woman, Chinelo Udeogu, has been arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP.

NAPTIP Spokesperson in Anambra, Anthony Okafor, said in a statement yesterday in Awka, that the suspect was arrested following an alert by the authorities of the victim’s school.

“The suspect, named Chinelo Udeogu, was arrested by NAPTIP operatives in a Primary School in Awka, where she had earlier enrolled the victim and had gone to collect back the school fees she paid for her.

“While being questioned on the whereabouts of the victim, she said the victim had died. The suspect claimed that the deceased victim who was her granddaughter was three-years-old.

“The suspect led the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she disposed of the corpse of the victim.

“On arrival at the scene, the victim’s decomposing body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag where the suspect dumped her in the bush around Hezekiah Dike Crescent, Awka.

“The victim reportedly died on September 29.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the culprit, who acted out of anger, has been handed over to the police for questioning.


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