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Woman Arrested For Starving Five-Month-Old Baby To Death (Photos)

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A woman has been arrested for starving a five-month old baby to death.

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the police have arrested a woman identified as Tina Ogbonnaya for allegedly starving a five-month-old baby to death.

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Mrs Ogbonnaya reportedly seized the baby from her 19-year-old maid over an unpaid debt.

According to Harrison Gwamnishu, the founder of Behind Bar Rights Initiative (BBI), Mrs Ogbonnaya’s maid, Tina, reported that she was unable to pay back a sum of N200,000, which her boss paid as hospital bills when she was delivered of the baby.

Tina reported that after the delivery, Mrs Ogbonnaya was maltreating her and she decided to leave the house, but her madam insisted that she could not leave until she pays the debt.

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She told BBI that Mrs Ogbonnaya seized her baby, Chidubem, from her and pushed her out of the house.

Attempts to recover the baby failed as he was held by Mrs Ogbonnaya for over a month, without feeding.

The maid, who reported the matter to the police at the first instance, said the police initially took no steps, but she was able to get back the baby through the intervention of the Lagos State Social Welfare and the police.

She said the baby was returned to her ‘half-dead’. She shared the pictures of the baby before his seizure and after.

The baby

Mr Gwamnishu, the founder of BBI, who raised awareness on the issue on his social media handles, called for help for the baby before his death.

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The baby passed on while receiving treatment at the Ajah Mother and Child Hospital, on Saturday.

Mrs Ogbonnaya is being detained at the Ajah police division, the BBI director said.

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Father, daughters, relation die after ‘amala’ meal in Kogi

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Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Edward Egbuk

The people of Mopa town in the Mopa-Muro Local Government Area of Kogi State have been thrown into mourning following the mysterious death of four members of a family after reportedly eating a cassava flour meal known as ‘Amala.’

The deceased died in quick succession between Friday, September 30 and Sunday, October 2.

Those who died included the family head, Pa. Motilewa, two daughters and a girl who is said to be their relation.

One of the deceased daughters identified as Motun was a National Certificate of Education holder and teacher in the town. The mother, however, miraculously survived.

The event has left residents of the town and the entire neighbourhood in mourning, fear and confusion, with many calling for an investigation into the death of the family members.

It was gathered that the family prepared the ‘Amala’ meal from the left over of cassava flour from which they had previously made and eaten ‘Fufu’. They were said to have spread the processed shafts in the sun to dry for some days.

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The dried flakes were subsequently ground into soft powder which was used for ‘Amala’ which they ate on Thursday evening, before retiring to bed.

An eyewitness reported that the victims became sick overnight and efforts were made to stabilise them. Unfortunately, the youngest member of the family passed away on Friday, quickly followed on Saturday by the relation living with the family.

With the sudden passage, the others were moved to the highly rated ECWA Hospital, Egbe, for better medical attention.

Sadly, the eldest of the daughters, Motun, gave up the ghost at about 3:00am Sunday. The father also died later the same Sunday.

At the time of filing this report, the mother, identified as Molomo, was still alive in the hospital and under a close observation.

Members of the community are said to be suspecting foul play in the sudden death and have, therefore, suspended the burial for proper investigations to unravel the cause of their deaths.

“We are shocked. I have never seen a thing like this. We suspect that someone may have poisoned the food. For what? We cannot tell. I’m confused and in pains. This is too much to bear,” a member of the family lamented.

Earlier in August this year, five persons lost their lives after eating a cassava flour meal prepared at their family house in Usugnwe-Okaito, Okehi local government area of Kogi State.

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Building collapse claims one as flood displaces 651,053 in Anambra communities

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Flood in Anambra

One person died in Enugu-Otu, Aguleri in Anambra State, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed.

The Acting State Coordinator, Mr. Thickman Tanimu who disclosed this to reporters on Monday, said the deceased, identified as Ginikanwa Izuoba passed on following sudden collapse of his apartment occasioned by impact of the flood.

He further hinted that no fewer than 651,053 persons were rendered homeless by the disaster in six local government areas of the state.

He added that Ogbaru Local Government Area recorded highest number of victims followed by Anambra East and West Local Government Areas.

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“NEMA, accompanied by officials of Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, visited Umueze-Anam, Mkpunando, Igbedo, Inoma and Ifite-Ogwari all in Anambra East and Anyamelum Council Areas,” he said.

Appreciating Anambra SEMA for taking certain proactive measures to mitigate impact of the disaster, Tanimu identified such measures to include identification of 13 Internally Displaced Persons’ camps, recruitment of camp managers, support staff and activation of health workers to work with people in the camps.

“The camps so far activated include the Ifite-Ogwari and Igbakwu Health Centres,” he added.

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Father Mbaka Removed From Adoration Ministry As Worshippers Attack Priest Brought As Replacement

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