The Chairman, Konshisha Local Government, Mrs Justina Ubebe, has confirmed the killing of an infant girl by her father, one John Depuun, as sacrificial offering in a village in Tse-Agberagba in the area.
Confirming the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Thursday in Makurdi, Ubebe described the act as ” strange and bizarre”.
She said the act, which happened on Wednesday night, had already been reported to the police and that the culprit had been arrested.
Also, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said the culprit had been arrested and investigations were ongoing in the matter.
Accordint to an eye witness, the man who killed his 9 months old Daughter in Mbangur, Benue State claimed he was directed by God to carry out the act.
A man who killed his 9 months old daughter on Tuesday, in Mbangur, Benue State, has been apprehended as he claimed he was directed by God to carry out the act.
It was gathered that the suspect, snatched the baby from his wife, took her to a bush where he killed her.
The suspect was later dragged to the police station after being arrested by his neighbours and other villagers.
During interrogation, Depuun admitted to killing the baby, but said he did as instructed by God.
According to him: “It is my sheep and I decided to sacrifice it to God as demanded of me.
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