A suspected commercial sex worker identified as Chibueze Vivian from Ohaozara has allegedly killed her new born baby in Abakaliki after delivering the child on Monday May 20th, 2019.
It was gathered that the lady who had already had 3 children went to night club on Sunday, got drunk, and when she returned home with her friends she started bleeding but claimed to be only 3 months pregnant.
She silently delivered the baby in the night but when the baby was crying, she started drawing the umbilical cord until the baby seized breathing, and packed the body of the dead baby in nylon bag and dumped it in a wastebin.
It was her friend who is also a suspected commercial sex worker that checked on her, observed the mayhem and raised alarm which made her neighbours to rush her to the Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital where a doctor on duty helped and brought out the placenta which could not come out.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ebonyi State, DSP Odah Loveth confirmed the incidence.
She said a good citizen of the state contacted the police on the phone on the allegation that the suspected sex worker, used knife to cut the baby’s head and hands, a pathetic story that made her rush to the hospital.
She explained that she got to the hospital and saw the girl, and to the mortuary and saw the new born but it was a falsehood as all the body parts were complete, though dead.
DSP Loveth Odah said that while interacting with the suspect in the hospital, another lady who claimed to be her friend came to her and narrated that she heard a cry of the baby in her friends room but because of the high content of alcohol she took at the club, she could not rush to the room immediately, but later went there only to see the woman drawing the cord until the child stopped breathing and because the placenta could not come out, they rushed her to hospital for medical attention.
The police image maker further told Citizens’ Advocate that the suspect had refused medical treatment with reason that she could not afford the medical bill, but having seen her situation and the fact that she had lost lots of blood, ordered the hospital to commence her treatment stressing the need to save her first.
Odah said the woman is currently under police surveillance and would be arraigned for murder when she recovers from the hospital.
Even though the girl does not live with her family, a murder case remains murder case and the law must take its course on her.
She said, “Using her hand to kill her baby is murder because killing an unborn child is also murder. So I want to talk to students and women, women are not wicked. Woman should always live the life mothers. How many years will it take you to take care of that baby and the baby will turn to your own?”
“What if at the end of the day, this lady gets married and could not conceive, she will be running from one prayer house to another and send prayer requests on facebook, asking people to pray for her that she needs a child. It is a privilege for God to answer a mother’s prayer and conceive, some women don’t conceive while some others die in labour but look at this wicked one. God is so merciful.”
“She is in the hospital under police watch and she will be prosecuted, but she will come and narrate what transpired to me when she recovers from the hospital and she will be arraigned for murder, it is a pure case of murder”, she added