Woman confesses to drowning own child in Delta, says she “got fed up with catering for him”

In a shocking and tragic incident, a 24-year-old girl named Sophia Nkwor has reportedly been accused of abandoning and drowning her one-year-old son in a well at Araya community in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State.

The incident has left the community in deep sorrow and disbelief and authorities are investigating the matter to uncover the truth behind this heartbreaking event.

Sophia Nkwor was paraded alongside suspects of various other crimes by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abaniwonda Olufemi at the State Command’s headquarters, Asaba on Thursday.

Olufemi said: “On 28th of April 2024, a case of infanticide was reported at Oleh Division, that a suspect named Sofia Nkwor ‘f’ aged 24 years from Isoko South LGA, dumped her child of one year and one month 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.”

He said the mother of the child was immediately arrested and she stated that she dumped the child on 26th April 2024, adding that investigation was ongoing.

Speaking with newsmen on the development, Sophia Nkwor disclosed that she decided to kill the child because of her inability to cater for him.

Identifying the son as Destiny, she said the father of the child rejected him, adding that she was living with her grandmother in the community.

“l have no helper; it was only me that was taking care of the child; l was the only one that was doing everything and l was tired of doing that,” she said, adding that she was in a bad mood when she committed the infanticide.

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