Police in Nwoya is holding a 20-year-old woman for allegedly killing her own newborn baby.
Jackeline Apiyo, a resident of Pawatomeru Parish, Purongo Sub –County in Nwoya district reportedly committed the offence on Saturday, July 11.
Ben Okot, the Chairman
of Purongo Sub –County in Nwoya district told the press that Apiyo who was
eight months pregnant went to the bush and aborted the baby after drinking
local herbs and later smashed its head using a stone before covering the dead
body with leaves.
Apiyo’s relatives became suspicious when she returned home with no child and no pregnancy but she declined to respond to any of the queries raised by her family members, until the pressure was mounted on her prompting her to confess to killing the baby. ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says that the body of the baby was retrieved from the bush and taken to Anaka Hospital Mortuary for post –mortem and that the police are closely monitoring Apiyo who is likely to face charges of murder upon recovery. END