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Shocking As Mother Strangles Son to death in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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Shocking As Mother Strangles Son to death in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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The Ebonyi police command  confirmed they have arrested a 36-year-old man  and his teenage girlfriend for allegedly strangling their 8-month-old son, Emmanuel, to death.

The couple by name Ahmed Ajibore and his 17-year-old lover, Chidimma Igwe,were apprehended by the Police at No 4 Obubra street, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

Reports made by Premium Times Nigeria, on Tuesday said they met Chidimma in the night and ”ordered her to kill the baby, Emmanuel.”

He allegedly gave her N3,000 and a tiny wire which she used to strangle the baby to death.

Narrating the incident Chidimma’s aunt, Lovelyn Nwode, told police that Chidinma was ‘under a spell by Ahmed’ when she carried out the action.

She said “Chidimma used wire and killed Emmanuel. She came back from my shop and she told me that Ahmed who impregnated her met her in the kitchen while she was washing plates and asked her to open her hand.

“Immediately she opened her hand, he dropped the wire and N3,000 inside her hand and told her, ”that Yorubas don’t allow their blood to stay outside.”

“Immediately, she collected the wire and money, she lost her senses and started behaving strangely. From that night she collected the wire and money, she started behaving very strange. She became so restless and started destroying my husband’s properties including TV set.

“In the morning, I went to the market. While coming back, I heard that she has already killed the baby. When I entered my house, I saw people inside over the incident, they were crying. I am very angry on the incident because in my life, I have never seen such a thing”, she said.

The Ebonyi police spokesman, ASP Loveth Odah, wbile confirming the incident said that Chidimma and Ahmed have been arrested and would be charged to court soon, adding that the minor’s body has been exhumed and autopsy conducted on it.

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