It was shock and disbelief at the Lugbe Police Divisional headquarters, Abuja during the week when a 32 years old father was arrested and detained for allegedly killing his two-week old baby boy.
Police sources told Vanguard that the 32 years old tailor, Aminu Zubairu, allegedly killed his son violently during a quarrel with his wife to prove that he was the man of the house.
The source alleged that on the day of quarrel, Aminu, living in Tundunwada area of Lugbe, along Airport Road, Abuja, suddenly snatched the two week old baby from his wife, out of annoyance that she was arguing with him and smashed his (baby’s) head on the floor of the house.
The source said it was the cry and alarm raised by the wife that attracted neighbours who rushed to the scene only to see the baby in the pool of his blood already dead. The neighbors consequently invited the police who arrested Aminu and detained him in their custody.
Confronted over the incident, the source said the suspect while in detention, explained that he did not know what pushed him to smash the baby’s head on the floor, adding that it was the work of the devil.
Attributing the action to village trouble, Aminu said that his family has been wishing him dead, and he does not know what is happening to him.
On where he hails from, the suspect said that he hails from Okenne in Kogi State and that for the past 10 years they have been pursuing him. “Please help me, I don’t know what is happening to me”, he cried.