Woman poisons one-year-old baby in Lagos 

… Police begin probe 

CITIZENS COMPASS —Police in Lagos are currently probing the circumstances leading to a woman to have allegedly poisoned her one-year-old daughter in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.

The woman simply identified as Rukayat was said to have carried out her plan with an insecticide at about 11am. on Friday.

A police source told our correspondent that the baby was suffering from epilepsy and that the mother could no longer cope with the stress of catering for her. 

“One Rukayat brought her one-year-old, seven-month-old daughter to LUTH for treatment. Later that same day, she confessed to having poisoned her child with an insecticide because she could

not continue with her daughter having epilepsy. She said she wanted to rest from the stress”, the source said.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He noted that the mother has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.

He said, “Detectives of the division were immediately dispatched to the hospital, and they met the baby receiving treatment, and the mother has been taken into custody after treatment, and the investigation is ongoing.”




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