One Owhoghovo Annabel, a native of the Isoko speaking area of Delta State, on Friday, allegedly dumped her six-month-old baby at a dump site after having a quarrel with her husband.
According to PUNCH, it was reported that the quarrel degenerated into physical combat, where the couple allegedly traded punches.
On Thursday evening, when Annabela’s husband returned from work, he asked her to massage his feet. Annabel, who was reluctant to carry out the task, was alleged to have used abusive words on her husband, which led to heated exchange of words and physical combat.
The fight was said to have continued on Friday morning after some neighbours who got wind of their quarrel moved in to settle the dispute.
Reports claim that the woman was said to have told her husband that she was visiting her mother in Abraka, only for her to allegedly dump the baby on a waste dump midway. The cry of the baby was said to have called the attention of passersby, who took the baby to a police station in the community.
Mrs. Celestina Kalu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, confirmed the arrest, saying Annabel is presently helping the Police at the Police division in their investigations.
The PPRO also added that the accused will be charged to court on completion of investigations.