A woman has been accused of poisoning her 11-month-old baby in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

It was alleged that the woman identified as Sughshater Ushahemba from Mbadyur council ward fed the baby with a substance on Saturday.

Speaking to Journalists on Monday, the Information Officer, Logo LGA, Paul Pevikyaa said;

“When the woman was interviewed, she (the woman) said when they were asleep, around 12.31am, the baby started having high fever and that the body was so hot that she gave up within two hours.

“She said that the mistake she made was at day break, she failed to inform her neighbours of what happened in the night because there is a strong belief that when you have neighbours and when you are having difficulties at night, at least you can call your neighbours to help you and they can be your witness. But she never did that.”

“So when day broke, she now attempted burying the baby. The baby was 11 months old,”
The information officer further stated that the woman later confessed to killing thebaby because the boyfriend who impregnated her abandoned her after she gave birth to the baby.

“She said she had been suffering with the child, and that was why she poisoned the baby by giving her a chemical that is used to spray grasses,”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Benue State Command, SP, Catherine Anene, said the suspect is currently in custody.


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