Security operatives have arrested a 34-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old child boy, Divine Eze.
The incident occurred in Nkwelle -Ezunaka, close to Onitsha, Anambra State.
The suspect, Mr Onwele Anayo, was stated to have visited the deceased father the day prior to this the place he spent the night time with the household.
The Nation gathered that the suspect had carried out the act following a brawl between him and deceased father round midnight.
“The man also attempted to kill the father after killing the son if not that he ran for his dear life,” a resident of the realm narrated.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, stated the physique of the kid has been recovered, whereas investigation has commenced.
He stated: “The Anambra State Police Operatives have immediately 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34years on the homicide of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3yr residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka.
“Preliminary info reveals that the suspect visited the daddy of the sufferer yesterday 15/6/2022 and spent the night time within the sufferer’s home.
“In the early hours of immediately 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the daddy and the suspect. The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the kid (Divine) as he was sleeping and killed him, by hitting him on the ground severally.
“Mr Anayo carried a knife from the room, pursued the daddy round the home, threatening to kill him.
“Police Operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and investigation is ongoing. Further development will be communicated.”
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