A 23-year-old mother, Joy Iember Iorzua is currently cooling her heels at the Benue State Police Command for allegedly killing and dumping her two-day-old baby at the River Ujiiragbo, in Gwer, Benue state.
The mother, reportedly delivered the baby (boy) two days ago and later allegedly strangled him for reasons yet to be ascertained.
A source said ”after killing the baby, she wrapped his remains in a polythene bag, put him in a carton and dumped it at the popular Ujiiragbo River.
”The dastardly killing was however exposed when members of the vigilante group on patrol in the area, got wind of her action and her intention to escape from the community for fear of being apprehended.
”They trailed and arrested her, after which angry members of her community descended heavily on her before handing her over to the Police at Aliade.
”The truth is that this is not the first time this type of allegation is being levelled against her, and that was what prompted the angry reaction of the people who were outraged by her action”.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for Aliade, Superintendent of Police, Bitrus Madani who confirmed the arrest disclosed that the suspect had been transferred to the State Command headquarters for further interrogation.