A women on Sunday, left a congregation of worshippers in shock when she was caught strangling an infant in a church.

The incident happened on the premises of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministries in Effurun, Delta State.

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Reports said the baby survived the attack.

The sex and whereabouts of the child could not be ascertained last night.


It was gathered that the mentally unstable woman may have sought to get the attention of the authorities to assist her financially.

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She is now in police custody.

Commissioner of Police Adeyinka Adeleke said: “Yes, it is true, but the woman is mentally unstable.”