A man simply identified as Sanjo has been arrested by the Osun State Government for allegedly beating his child to death.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the state Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo, in a statement on Sunday, said the 43-year-old suspect, who lives in Osogbo, the state capital has been handed over to the police.
According to Olaboopo, the ministry reacted swiftly after a source informed the ministry about the crime.
Olaboopo stated that Sanjo, who got married to his wife in 2008, had five children, four of whom had died.
The statement quoted Sanjo as saying that “It was the third child that I beat unintentionally to death.
“My wife left the child with me and she started crying. I did all I could to placate her, but she kept crying. Something just came upon me and I beat the two months old baby to death. My wife and I buried the child on our farmland,” Sanjo added.
The statement also said Sanjo’s wife claimed she helped her husband kill two of their kids because of poverty while they dumped one around the Osogbo Technical School area.
Olaboopo warned that the government would not tolerate any act of violence against children.
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