Why I flogged my 3-year-old granddaughter to death – Grandmother 


A 37-year-old grandmother, Udeogu Chinelo, has given reason why she flogged her 3-year-old granddaughter to death and dumbed her in a bush.

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The grandmother who is currently in police custody following her arrest by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Anambra State Command at a Primary School in Awka, where she had gone to take back the school fees she paid for the deceased said she flogged the poor child to death after she discovered that the deceased defecated in a bucket they used in having their bath at home.

This was disclosed by the Spokesperson of NAPTIP in the state, Okafor Anthony, in a statement on Thursday, October 6.

“While being questioned on the whereabout of the victim, she disclosed that the victim had died. The suspect led the operatives of NAPTIP to the scene where she hid the body of the victim.

“On arriving the scene the victim’s body was found wrapped in a black nylon bag where the suspect dumped 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 died 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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