By Peter Kelvin

DELTA – A woman, suspected to be mentally deranged was reportedly caught strangling her infant in the premises of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministries Church in Effurun, Delta state.

It was learnt that the child who was said to be less than a year old survived the attack which took outside the church auditorium.

The child was rescued by vigilant workers and members of the church, an eyewitness said.

The sex and whereabouts of the child could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Sources claimed that the mother of the child sought to get the attention of the church authorities to assist her financially but she was barred from seeing the minister of the church, hence, she became enraged and started strangling her child.

”The woman is with the police now. She is currently cooling her heels in the police station”, a member of the church told our correspondent.

When contacted for comment, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, confirmed the incident.

CP Adeleke said the mother of the child was not mentally stable.

“Yes, it is true. But the woman is not mentally stable. She is now in the police custody”.