Angry Father Beats Baby Boy To Death, Buries Him Secretly In Ejigbo Lagos
April 7, 2014 – Angry Father Beats Son To Death, Buries Him Secretly In Ejigbo Lagos
The police at Ejigbo division have begun a manhunt for a man who allegedly beat his 2-year old son to death and buried him secretly in Lagos, western Nigeria.
The suspect identified as Oni Mama reportedly beat Deji to death while the boy was crying and running after him in the morning.
The incident happened at 5 Fashola Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, where the suspect resides.
P.M.NEWS learnt after the boy died in the presence of the neighbours, his father packed the body into a sack and buried him secretly at an undisclosed location in the area.
The suspect was living alone with the victim because the mother abandoned him after she had a quarrel with her husband. She went to marry another man.
Since then, Oni Mama has been finding it difficult to cope with taking care of the boy and at the same time going to work everyday.
The neigbours who saw what happened went to the Ejigbo Police Station and reported the incident.
Before the police arrived at the house to arrest Oni Mama, he had escaped on his motorcycle and since then he had not returned home.
When P.M.NEWS visited the house where the incident happened, the tenants confirmed the incident and said Oni Mama escaped when police came to arrest him.
According to the neighbours, when the police could not arrest him, some tenants were quizzed and asked to make statements before they were released.
One of the tenants who did not want her name mentioned, blamed the incident on the mother of the boy who abandoned the boy.
“Since the boy’s mother left him, the father has been finding difficult to cope with the boy and he was always beating the boy until he killed him,” she said.
Another female tenant also said they warned him that he could kill the boy one day the way he was beating him.
When our reporter went to Ejigbo Police Station, the DPO was not around to confirm the incident.
However, sources at the station confirmed the incident and told our reporter that the police have commenced investigation into the matter.
[Reported By Cyriacus Izuekwe]