Police arrest man for allegedly smashing daughter’s head


Police arrest man for bashing his daughter’s head

On Thursday, police in Lagos announced the arrest of a 29-year-old father (name withheld) for allegedly bashing his one-month-old daughter’s head on the floor, resulting in her death.

SP , the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest on Thursday while parading the suspect with others at the State Command Headquarters in Ikeja.

According to Hundeyin, the suspect allegedly committed the act on April 6 after a fight with his wife the day before.

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He said that the suspect was inebriated on the day of the incident and attempted to light himself on fire.

He allegedly had to come to a halt after his wife shouted an alert, which drew the attention of their compound’s neighbours, who captured him.

According to the spokesman, preliminary inquiry found that the suspect tossed the baby’s body onto an unfinished property near their home shortly after it died.

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Following the conclusion of the police investigation, Hundeyin stated that the suspect would be charged in court.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the procession, the suspect stated that his actions were not deliberate.

He claimed he was in the bathroom when he heard a knock on his door and dashed out to retrieve his child. He explained that the infant slid from his grasp and hit her head on the floor, where she died instantly.

Police arrest man

“As soon as I realised what I’d done, I dashed out of my apartment and ran straight to where I kept my gallon of gasoline, intending to set myself on fire.” It was not on purpose that this happened. I am not a follower of rituals.

“I didn’t slam her head on the floor like the cops claimed. I wasn’t myself after the incident, and I wanted to put myself on fire so that I could die beside the baby.

“Seeing my daughter’s body on the floor did not make me happy.” The thought that came to me was to commit suicide. On that tragic day, I didn’t have any disagreements with my wife.

“While it is true that I was responsible for my daughter’s death, my wife was not. True, I killed my baby by accident, but I’m not happy about it. Is it foolish of me to murder my daughter? “It wasn’t on purpose,” he explained.

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The suspect went on to say that the baby dropped out of his hands as he was trying to save it, and that he got injuries as a result of the ordeal, which he showed journalists.

On the charge that he tossed the baby’s body inside an unfinished structure, he stated that he did so out of fear of being lynched by some of the neighborhood’s people.

“I went inside with the intention of setting myself ablaze after I threw my baby’s corpse to the next compound.”

“I’m sorry for what I did, and I beg God to forgive me and bless my daughter’s soul,” he added.

That is the latest today on Police arrest man.



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