An 18-year-old mother went out to party for six days, leaving her baby to starve to death.
On the day that the body was found, she had been trying to sell concert tickets, events before that occurred as she had been approved to campaign as a model.
Asiah, the victim and daughter of Verphy Kudi, had died in a “supported housing” block, being left alone for six days since her mother was out partying. The child had no food or water to intake.
Teams have launched an investigation to review the case of the baby who was only 20 months old, revealing that the mother tried to sell concert tickets (but with no clear reason.)
Kudi’s “supported housing” had been one of the eight in residential complexes to be run by charity in order for vulnerable, young families to live in the area.
YMCA DownsLink, the charity who donates these complexes, have guards for protection at all times.There are visitors allowed but most flats are independent, so there is a lack of regular inspections in the common areas.
BAby Asiah did not have a social worker and Kudi has been reported to have gone missing ever since she was 14, hence the influx of police appeals while growing up.
The last time the mother had been seen was on the day of her birthday, revealing that she had attended parties that were 150 miles away from her home, and she hadn’t returned in six days.
After examining the baby’s body, forensic tests show that she had been starved, dehydrated, and developed a flu over the days her mother was gone. Her cause of death is labeled as neglect.
Kubi’s father, Muba Kudi, tells the court: “My heart is so broken. My daughter was missing. She had been missing since the age of 14.” Her sister comments on the situation and tells MailOnline: “This whole situation has completely broken my family. It might be entertainment for the rest of the world but it’s totally shattered us.
We are heartbroken and angry at how Verphy [suspect] behaved. Verphy had been estranged from the family for quite a long time and we had minimal contact with her.”
Today, Kudi faces the charge of manslaughter. She only spoke in order to answer guilty to the charge and to confirm her name.
Sources reveal that “Asiah was not on a child protection plan and was not involved with social work services when she died.”