Why I flogged my 3-yr-old granddaughter to death — 37-year-old woman confesses

Udeogu Chinelo, a 37-yr-old woman, arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Anambra State command, has claimed that the three-year-old she beat to death and dumped in a bush was her granddaughter.

The suspect was apprehended at a Primary School in Awka, where she had gone to take back the school fees she paid for the deceased.

Spokesperson of NAPTIP in the state, Okafor Anthony, in a statement on Thursday, October 6, said:

“While being questioned on the whereabout of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had d#ed. The suspect led the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she disp@sed the body of the victim.

On arriving the scene the victim’s dec@mposing body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag where the suspect d¥mped her in the bush around Hezekiah Dike Crescent Awka.

The suspect claimed that the deceased victim is her granddaughter. The victim was reported to have d#ed on the 29th September, 2022.”

Chinelo claimed she assaulted the deceased some days ago and left marks on her body because she defecated in a bucket they used in having their bath at home.

She added that the deceased is her grandchild born by her 19-year-old daughter. She said her daughter abandoned the baby with her shortly after she was born.

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