By; PAMELA EBOH Awka
Police in Anambra State has arrested a 34-year-old man, Anayo Onwelle for allegedly killing a 3-year-old child by hitting him on the floor after sleeping in their father’s house.
Revealing the incident in a statement, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said that the suspect who resides at Nkwelle-Ezunaka, allegedly perpetrated the act on Thursday, following a misunderstanding with the father.
The statement read in part, “The Anambra State Police Operatives have today 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34years on the murder of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3yr residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka.
“Preliminary information shows that the suspect visited the father of the victim yesterday 15/6/2022 and spent the night in the victim’s house. In the early hours of today 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the father and the suspect.
“The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the child (Divine) as he was sleeping and killed him, by hitting him on the floor severally.
“Mr Anayo, carried a knife from the room, pursued the father around the house, threatening to kill him. Police Operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and investigation is ongoing. Further developments will be communicated.”