Police Operatives Arrest Stepmother For Murdering Her 3 Years Old Stepson


“As CP Ndatsu advises couples to live in harmony and use legal/moral means to resolve their differences”

Enugu State Police Operatives attached to 9th Mile Police Division has arrested one Nnenna Egwuagu ‘female’ 29 years old of Umulumgbe in Udi L.G.A., for allegedly administering noxious substance to her three (3) years old stepson, one Wisdom Egwuagu, thereby causing his sudden death. Her husband and father of the deceased child, one Justine Egwuagu, who reported the incident to the Police, alleged that the unusual actions of the suspect towards the child caused his death. This was contained in a press statement by the Spokesperson of the command ASP DANIEL NDUKWE (Anipr) to Hybrid Online News Nigeria.

Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect confessed to having administered the noxious substance, suspected to be that of sniper insecticide, to the child. She claimed that her action was due to her husband’s inability to take care of her and their daughter; and that she wanted the child to become sick so her husband could spend money to treat him. The child was confirmed dead in the hospital and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the container of the noxious substance and syringe she used in administering the substance to the child have been recovered, while further thorough investigation into the case is ongoing at the State CID, Enugu.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, while describing the act as callous and unfortunate, has advised couples to truly love each other, live peaceably no matter the circumstance and use every legal and/or morally acceptable means to resolve their differences.