The woman who was accused of starving her employee’s 5-month-old son to death has shared her side of the story.
Tina Ugbonaya revealed that late Chidubem’s mother, Gift refused to take care of her late child.
In an interview with Punch, Ugbonaya stated that the baby lacked maternal care from his mother.
She said that after the baby was born in June, Gift left for the village claiming she was going to write WAEC that her uncle had enrolled for her.
The suspect also stated that Gift refused to breastfeed the baby and decided to run away when she and her husband insisted she took care of her son.
Ugbonaya further revealed that she took the boy to a nurse whom she paid 30,000 to treat because he had emancipated. Her husband also confirmed her story.
However, Gift on her part claimed that Mr Ugbonaya brought her to Lagos and was treating her well until she travelled in August.
When she returned, she said they started treating her badly.
She said Ugbonaya accused her of going out with different men and threw her out of the house in the middle of the night.
When she called the next day on when to get her baby Ugbonaya asked her to pay the N200,000 they spent on her in the hospital.
Mrs Ugbonaya later called her and told her the money was N5 million.