Mother arraigned for allegedly killing child with herbicide


Police in Benue State, on Wednesday, arraigned a 21-year-old mother, Nguse Nyita before a Makurdi Magistrate’s Court for allegedly feeding her one-year-old child with herbicide, causing her death.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Itodo, told the court that Nguse of Agam Community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State thereby committed culpable homicide.

He said the police received the report of the crime on May 16 and the accused was promptly arrested and she voluntarily confessed to the crime during interrogation.

He added that the offence contravened the penal code of Benue State 2004.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs Ajuma Igama, did not take the plea of the accused for want of jurisdiction and adjourned the matter to June 21 for further mention.


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