Villagers in Alekuwodo Community in Osogbo, Osun state capital are reeling in shock after one of them beat his daughter to death for refusing to stop crying.
The man who has since been identified as Sanjo has revealed even more inhuman details saying that he and his wife killed their first two children due to poverty.
“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,” he said.
However when interrogated, his wife said four of their five children had died, leaving them with only the last child.
She revealed that she conspired with her husband to kill two of the children due to poverty, and they dumped one child around Osogbo Technical School area.
Commenting on the incident, Osun state Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo said the state won’t condone acts of violence and child abuse as anyone caught would face the wrath of the law.