A 29-year old woman by name Nnenna Egwuagu, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly poisoning her three-year old stepson, Wisdom Egwuagu.
According to Punchng, the incident took place at Umulumgbe in the Udi Local Government Area of the state on April 9, 2021.
Nnenna is said to have given the boy an insecticide with claims that she only wanted the boy to fall sick so her husband, Justine Ekwuagu would spend money treating the boy since he is unable to take care of her and their daughter.
Wisdom is reported to have been taken to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Mr Egwuagu reported the incidence to the police and the culprit was arrested.
Mohammed Aliyu, commissioner of police, Enugu State, adviced couples to love each other and use morally acceptable means to resolve issues, while describing the act as callous and unfortunate.