Police in Benue State has arrested a woman suspected to have killed her ten-year-old stepson, Fanen Yange.
According to a press release on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, signed by the Benue State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Anene Sewuese Catherine, said on Monday, January 23, 2023, a case of culpable homicide was reported at E Police Division, Makurdi. A team of detectives was deployed immediately.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the deceased, Fanen Yange, 10 years old, of International Market Area, Makurdi, was alleged by his stepmother, Mrs. Upev, to have stolen meat from the pot and beaten him up during the early hours of the day, but when the victim went to sleep at night, he could not wake up.
Fanen was later confirmed dead by a doctor and his corpse was deposited at Bishop Murray hospital morgue, Makurdi for autopsy.
The police spokesperson said that the suspect is in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.