Woman paraded for killing year-old son


The Delta State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded a 24-year-old woman,  Sofia Nkwo, for killing her one-year-old son.

Also paraded were a fake alcoholic producer, murder, kidnapping suspects, and car snatchers among others.

Parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Asaba, the Delta State capital, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abaniwonda Olufemi, condemned the evil act perpetrated by the woman.

He said, “On April 28, 2024, a case of infanticide was reported at Oleh Division, that a suspect named Sofia Nkwor, 24, from Isoko South LGA, dumped her child of one year and four months old in a well along the road in Araya community Isoko South LGA.

“Children who went to play around the tree discovered the abandoned child floating on the well. The mother, Sofia Nkwor, was immediately arrested and she stated that she dumped the child on April 26, 2024.

“Also, on April 25, 2024, the command received an intelligence report about a suspect who produced fake alcoholic drinks in Bomadi.

“I directed the DPO Bomadi Division to work on the intel and ensure that the suspect is tracked down, arrested and brought to book.”

Olufemi noted that in compliance with his directive, the DPO Bomadi Division led operatives to the hideout where one Chiemenam Adigwe, 45, was arrested with over a hundred bottles of Gordons, Chelsea, Eagle Schnapps and McDowell recovered.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect mixed ethanol with water and added flavour to it, then packaged these fake drinks in empty bottles of Gordons, Chelsea, and McDowell’s which he usually bought from Onitsha,” he said.

On the current kidnappings and killings in Ika North-East and Ika South areas of the state, where farmers are being kidnapped and killed by gunmen, Olufemi said the command had deployed personnel to the area.

“We are aware of the security situation in the Ika area of the state, and I have deployed personnel and directed the Area Commander to move into the area and comb the bushes.

“The command is also working with the Edo State Command because you know the area is the boundary between Delta and Edo states,” he added.

Confessing to the crime, Nkwo said she killed her son because she couldn’t care for the child again as the father rejected the child.

“I killed him because I can’t cater for him again since the father has long rejected him,” she said.


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