‘After all, it’s my baby and no one is responsible for her up keep; I have to do to her the way it pleases me’. That was a 25-year-old Ugochukwu Otu, who confessed to killing her day old baby girl in Ebonyi state.
The 25 year old woman, from Enohia Nkalu Afikpo North Local Gorvernment Area, Ebonyi State, confessed to killing her day old baby girl on 22nd Dec.2014 over her desire to be free from the stresses of motherhood.
According to a source, Ugochukwu gave birth to her daughter on December 21st and was discharged the next day. On getting to her house, Ugochukwu said she was frustrated and was pushed to killing her baby after the man who impregnated her denied the pregnancy.
“I killed my one-day old baby girl intentionally because I don’t have N500 for her medical treatment. I want to be free lady. I didn’t have any intention to get pregnant. I was impregnated by one man called Monday, a native of Ozizza Afikpo North LGA. But later he refused to accept the pregnancy and I didn’t plan for it. I am not ready to marry; I want to be a free lady. I had to strangle the baby girl and put the corpse in a black polythene bag and dumped it along Ndibe beach road, near the bush. I don’t regret killing my baby because nobody was responsible for her upkeep.” she told police. The police say she will soon be charged to court