A craftsman who was essentially recognized Andrew Koku has uncovered why he killed his a half year old child, Precious Koku, on Christmas Eve.
Andrew, who dwells at Ayedere people group in Obada territory of Abeokuta, Ogun State, said he deliberately killed the infant to free him from an expected weight of tending to the neonate, should the mother escape the marital home to meet her ex – spouse.
The suspect was captured by policemen from the Adigbe Divisional Headquarters same day the wrongdoing was submitted.
It was learnt that Andrew’s significant other had left the infant with him on Christmas Eve while she exited for her ex – spouse put, yet came back to meet the dormant body of the child.
Also, suspecting treachery, she revealed the occurrence at the Adigbe Divisional Police Headquarters where agents were point by point to capture the man.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who affirmed the capture, said Andrew had admitted to carrying out the wrongdoing.
“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,” Abimbola stated.
“According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that Andrew be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.”