Police has arrested a 29-year-old woman, Nnenna Egwuagu of Umulumgbe in Udi council area for allegedly administering a toxic substance to her three three year old stepson, Wisdom, leading to his death.
According to information provided by the Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, on Friday, the father of the deceased, Mr Justine Egwuagu, who reported the matter to police operatives attached to 9th Mile Police Division alleged that the child’s sudden death was caused by the noxious substance administered on him by his stepmom.
Police, in a statement, said Nnenna confessed to having administered the poisonous substance 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.
Police recovered the container of the Noxious substance and syringe she used in administering the substance to the child have been recovered and while further investigation into the case is ongoing.