In Enugu, a 29-year-old woman, Mrs. Nnenna Egwuagu has been arrested for killing her 3-year-old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu. She killed him by injecting him with insecticide.
According to the father of the deceased child, Mr. Justine Egwuagu who reported the matter to the police operatives of Enugu State Police command 9th Mile Police Division, he alleged that the child was killed with poisonous substance administered to the boy by his wife.
Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, on Friday, disclosed that preliminary investigations showed the suspect had confessed to administering the poisonous substance which is suspected to be an insecticide to the child because her husband had stopped taking care of her and her daughter. She confessed she made the boy sick so her husband would bring money to treat him.
The child has since been confirmed dead in the hospital and has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and the insecticide containing the poison substance and syringe have been recovered and kept with the police for further investigation.