Mr Hosea Folorunsho, a native of Egbe town in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi state, has been arrested by the state police command for the alleged gruesome murder of his son for ritual purpose. Briefing journalists on the arrest in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Katsina, says the suspect, who is also a herbalist, buried the child in a shallow grave in his own compound.
While parading the suspect, Hosea Folorunsho, at the state command headquarters, Lokoja-the state capital, Mr. Katsina disclosed that on the 31st of December 2012, the herbalist killed his son for alleged ritual.
Narrating the ungodly act based on police investigation, the police boss, Mr Katsina disclosed that on the New Year’s Eve, at about 11:55PM, the suspect quietly took the baby named Sunday Folorunsho who was asleep in the middle of the night and murdered him in gruesome circumstances.
He added that having accomplished his mission, the suspect dug a shallow grave in his compound and hurriedly buried the corpse of the baby.
Mr Folorunsho, 48, and married with three kids, was escorted by the police to his compound where the baby’s corpse was buried and was then asked to exhume it.
After digging out the corpse of the baby, the body was handed over to a pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the dead baby.
The autopsy result read that the child died of multiple fractures through the application of blunt object and trauma.