Woman, 39, Strangles A Year Old Baby In Imo

* Sucks her blood, plugs out her two eyes

Doubt, fear, confusion and anxiety have become the order of the day at the Onicha Uboma Autonomous Community in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area, Imo State following the gruesome killing of a year old baby girl by her mother.

Our correspondent who visited the community on a facts finding mission gathered that the father of hapless baby Mr. Azubuike Emedom left his wife Mrs. Ifeoma Emedom and his one year old baby and embarked on his business trip. However when he returned in the morning of the following day, all the doors in his house was locked with padlock and his wife and his baby were nowhere to be found.

After searching for them in the nieghbouring houses without getting any wing of their where abouts, he reluctantly decided to search for them at his shop evening though he was convinced that it was too early for them to be there.

However, to his greatest surprise, when he got there, he discovered that the shop was locked inside, and wondered what his wife and his baby would be doing inside.

Investigation further revealed that when he (Mr. Azubuike) suspected that somebody was inside the shop, he quickly began to knock repeatedly but without getting any response, a development that prompted him to break the entrance door of the shop.

And behold, he saw his wife lying down on the floor of the shop without his baby and when he enquired about of his baby she should not provide any answer. This prompted he to continue searching for the baby and when he extended his search to the back of the door behold he saw his baby dead, wrapped with three wrappers. Again when they embattled Azubuike removed the wrapper from the body, he discovered that her two eyes were missing with blood gushing out through the sockets with the baby’s hands and legs thoroughly broken.

One of the community leaders who did not want his name on paper revealed that Mrs. Ifeoma is allegedly one of the servants of marine spirit.

In his words, “I believe she used this child for sacrifices, she sucked the blood of the child because by the time we caught her, her mouth was full of blood. She killed the baby intentionally. She always renders sacrifice to their gods in our river. Some months ago, she attempted killing a woman from our community; she injured the woman with a knife”.

The assailant is presently cooling her head at the Ihitte/Uboma Police station. Effort made reach the Police Public Relation Officer before the press time proved abortive as his phone number was not going through.