A man identified as Andrew Koku murdered his six months old baby, Precious Koku, on the 24th of December 2017.
According to his confession, he took the life of the baby because he felt he would not be able to cater for the baby after the mother returns to her ex-husband.
Andrew who lives at Ayedere community in Obada area of Abeokuta, Ogun State was arrested by Policemen from Adigbe Divisional Headquarters on the same day the incident occurred.
Abimbola stated: “The suspect was arrested for intentionally killing his six month old baby by name Precious Koku and following a complaint from the mother of the baby, Omowumi Teleda.
“Omowumi lodged complaint at Adigbe Divisional Headquarters that she went out briefly to see her first child she had with her ex-husband, leaving the six month old baby behind with the father, only for her to come back and meet the dead body of the child.
“She explained further that the baby was hale and hearty before she left home and within an hour of her outing, the baby has dropped dead. This made her to strongly suspect her husband who happened to be the only person with the baby.
“Upon her complaint, the DPO Adigbe Division, CSP Sunday Oladipo, detailed police detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested on December 24.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but claimed to be suspecting that his wife wanted to leave him for her ex-husband and that if that should happened, he will not be able to take care of the baby and that was the reason why he decided to eliminate the child.”
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has given the directive that Andrew should be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.
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