Winnipeg Child Abused in Unlicensed Daycare

Winnipeg Police

WINNIPEG – A horrific case in Winnipeg with a six-month-old baby who was assaulted and now faces life-long injuries as a result.

On October 10, 2018, members of the Winnipeg Police Service became involved in an investigation regarding a severely injured 6-month-old child.

The child was in the care of an adult female who ran an unlicensed, in-home daycare. WPS officers had, by coincidence, been at the home early in the day on an unrelated matter and the child was seen in good health. Later that day the victim’s parents picked the child up and observed that the child appeared to in severe medical distress. His condition worsened and EMS were called to convey the child to Children’s Hospital.

A medical assessment revealed that the victim was suffering from multiple serious head injuries as a result of significant head trauma.

An extensive investigation by members of the Winnipeg Police Service Child Abuse Unit was initiated. On June 26, 2019, detectives arrested the daycare operator, Annette Akerhor ONAKPOYA, 37, and charged her with Aggravated Assault.

She was detained in custody.