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Delta: ‘I Got Fed Up’- Mother Dumps, Drowns One-Year-Old Son Inside Well

She was presented alongside other suspects of different crimes by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abaniwonda Olufemi.

By Karo Oghenetega

Sophia Nkwor, a 24-year-old woman, allegedly abandoned and drowned her one-year-old son in a well in Araya community, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State.

She was presented alongside other suspects of different crimes by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abaniwonda Olufemi, at the State Command’s headquarters in Asaba on Thursday.

Olufemi said: “On 28th of April 2024, a case of infanticide was reported at Oleh Division, that a suspect named Sofia Nkwor ‘f’ aged 24 years from Isoko South LGA, dumped her child of one year and one month old in a well along the road in Araya community Isoko South LGA.

“Children who went to play around the tree discovered the abandoned child floating on the well.”

He stated that the child’s mother was promptly apprehended, and she confessed to abandoning the child on April 26, 2024, mentioning that investigations were underway.

Addressing reporters regarding the incident, Sophia Nkwor revealed that she chose to end the child’s life due to her inability to provide for him. She referred to the child as Destiny, explaining that the father had rejected him, and she was residing with her grandmother in the community.

“l have no helper; it was only me that was taking care of the child; l was the only one that was doing everything and l was tired of doing that,” she said, adding that she was in a bad mood when she committed the infanticide.

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