Akpotejere Osuna, a 39 year-old man, has been arrested by operatives of Delta State Police Command for allegedly killing the eight day-old daughter of his step-daughter for ritual.
Report made us relaise the slaughtered baby was the daughter of the step daughter to Akpotejere who was visiting her mother for post-natal care.
Osuna actually made a confession that he killed the baby for ritual.
In his confession he said he took the baby away from the side of her mother while she was sleeping, took her to a nearby bush, where he allegedly slaughtered her.
Follow up made by the police when his suspicious move was realized was what got him arrested.
Delta State Police Command spokesman, Charles Muka who spoke with news agency on phone, disclosed that the suspect who was arrested at Jese Town, allegedly killed the baby, opened her up and removed the heart, the tongue and other parts. Muka said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as courts in the state resume sitting.
“The suspect sneaked into the house of the mother of the baby, took the baby into the bush where he murdered the child, cut of the heart and the tongue, wrapped them in a polythene bag, pocketed them and melted into the bush.”
Mr. Muka disclosed that upon report, the suspect was traced into the bush where he was arrested, adding that “he confessed that he was taking the parts to Ghana where he was going to make use of it for money making ritual.”