Police Detain Man In Delta for Attempting To Bury 4 months old Daughter Alive
Asaba March 03, (THEWILL) - For allegedly attempting to bury four-month-old Edna alive, Delta State Police Command has arrested 25-year-old Macaulay Onitcha in Kokori, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to sources familiar with the incident, Macaulay was said to have become upset over his wife's constant refusal to have sex with him, he saw baby Edna as the cause of the problem. In what looked like an apparent frustration with baby Edna for upsetting the status quo, he secretly proceeded to dig a shallow grave where Edna was allegedly thrown into and buried. Fortunately for the baby, a by-passer, Mr. Sunday Ekama saw Macaulay sand filing the grave and rescued her but not before receiving severe machete cuts from Macaulay.
Confirming the report, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Charles Muka revealed that Edna Macaulay was exhumed alive with injuries to her neck and is currently receiving intensive care at St. Francis Hospital, Okpara inland. He also added that Macaulay is currently being held at the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Asaba. He however did not say whether or not Macaulay has been mentally evaluated by a physician.
Meanwhile in another development the police have arrested a 5-man gang of armed robbery suspects believed to be terrorizing Patani-Ughelli road users.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Charles Muka who confirmed the arrests of the suspects two weeks ago said, "Storm team while on patrol stopped an Audi car with Registration number, 'BY 832 BEN' and recovered one AK47 and 6 magazines, 3 G3s and 2 magazines, 9 single barrel shot guns, 2 double barrel shot guns, 218 live ammunition, 5 cartridges and 5 dynamites".
The names of the suspects were given as Linus Lokiri, 28, Timidi Paul, 38, Daniel Oduah, 23, Ayatem Asimabiri, 27, and Ekpotuatimi Akugbene, 23.
Mr. Muka said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of police investigations.