A woman identified as Chinelo Udogu has flogged her three-year-old granddaughter, Ifechukwu to death in Anambra State.
The suspect was also said to have dumped the child’s body in the bush to cover her crimes.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) got the woman arrested and while she led them to the bush she dumped the child’s body in a viral video.
The deceased had suffered convulsion after she was thoroughly flogged by the suspect who claimed to have rushed her to the hospital where she died.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of NAPTIP, Okafor Anthony said the victim reportedly died on September 29, 2022.
He added that the suspect claimed the deceased was her granddaughter.
He said, “NAPTIP Anambra State Command arrested a 37yr old female suspect in Awka on the 5th October, 2022 for the offence of Child Abuse/inflicting grievous harm on a child, an offence prohibited in Human Trafficking Act.
“While being questioned on the whereabout of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had died. The suspect lead the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she disposed the body of the victim.
“On arriving 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 suspect was immediately handed over to the Police by NAPTIP Anambra State Command to investigate the death of the victim.”
The Anambra State Police Command has also confirmed the incident, saying that the culprit has been arrested and transferred to state CID for a discretion investigation.
Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Toochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, cautioned against anger.
He said, “On the incident about a woman, Chinelo Udogu, who allegedly flogged a three-year-old child to death and dumped her body in a bush at Amikwo, Awka, she has been arrested and the victim’s body recovered.
“The lesson for us to learn is that we should be cautious when angry and desist from going physical when correcting our children.”