The police in Cross River state have apprehended a yet to be identified mother for allegedly beheading her 11-month-old baby in the Yonen community of Ugep, Yakurr local government area on Tuesday, November 29.
Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Irene Ugbo said the suspect was almost lynched by a mob after she was apprehended. She added that the case would be transferred from Ugep to the homicide department for proper investigation.
“It is quite unfortunate and devastating, already she is in protective custody, but the matter will surely be brought to Calabar” the spokeswoman stated
According to report, the mother of two allegedly used a machete to cut off the head of the baby. A witness said the woman’s eight-year-old son raised the alarm about the killing, which alerted neighbors.