Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dad strangles 19-month-old son to death after beating the mother (Benin City, Nigeria)

Dad is identified as SAMUEL ABIOLA.

Father Strangulates 19 Months Old Baby To Death

Last Modified: 03/30/2014 08:33:09

A Police Corporal has allegedly killed his 19 months old baby after battering his wife in Benin City.

The policeman, Corporal Samuel Abiola allegedly picked the baby boy identified as Ayomide Samuel from his bed and bit him severally before strangulating him to death.

He was alleged to have pounced on the innocent and defenceless baby after his wife whom he had beaten black and blue divinely escaped his aggression.

The sad incident occurred at flat 1c, Omorogieva Compound, Sam Enobakhare Cresent, Off St. Saviour Road, Benin City.

Cpr. Samuel Abiola from Ijebu-ode in Ondo State is said to have impregnated another woman from Oghara town, Delta State.

Narrating her ordeal, the mother of the late child Mrs. Abigail Samuel, Nee Omoruyi, 26 said on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 she and her baby were at home with her husband without any dispute.

She said about 6p.m her husband countenance suddenly changed like a vampire and when she tried to know the reason he started to beat her.

“He kicked me for belle, pressed my neck, slapped me, I run come out, he come carry my pikin, bite am for neck, belle and face. He come lock me out”. Mrs. Samuel added.

She recalled in pains how her husband abandoned her at the hospital after having the baby through a Caesarian section.

She alleged that it took the intervention of some policemen at the hospital before her husband contributed to her discharge after spending more than a month there.

The mother of the bereaved woman, Mrs. Jani Omoruyi said on getting premonition about the incident she decided to visit her daughter but only to discover that she was battered by her husband.

She alleged that Cpr. Samuel Abiola having locked her daughter outside opened his door after several knocks.

The woman revealed that on entering the house she saw her grand-son wreathing in pains in the bed with visible marks on his body.

“Abiola say he give the baby medicine because he nor well”. She alleged.

She said further that the child was swiftly taken to Jonos Medical Clinic where doctor said the baby was brought in dead and the child has since been buried.

Contacted, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital Dr. Jolly Nosakhare Iguma stated that a mother and her daughter brought in a dead baby to his hospital few days ago.

Dr. Iguma added that “on close examination the baby was pale, whole body yellowish and with tooth-bite injuries on his face.

“Since the baby is not old enough to fight with any person I wondered who bit the baby.

However if he was brought in early enough, the baby would have been transfused with blood. He may have died of jaundice”.

When SUNDAY OBSERVER visited the residence yesterday it was deserted as neighbours claimed not to have seen any of its occupants in the past few days.

Contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Mr. Foluso Adebanjo said he is yet to be briefed.

He however promised to comment on the issue later.