The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday arrested one Andrew Koku for allegedly killing his six-month-old baby, Precious Koku.
The father of one confessed that he killed the baby because he was afraid that his wife was about to leave him for another man.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint from mother of the baby, Omowumi Teleda to the Adigbe Police Division.
She told Police she went out briefly to see the first child she had with her ex-husband, leaving the six-month-old baby behind when the incident happened.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confiming the incident, said Precious’ mother explained that the baby was hale and hearty when she left home, adding that she was surprised that that the baby had died when she returned.
The PPRO said, “The development made her to suspect her husband, who happened to be the only person with the baby.
“Consequent upon her complaint, the Divisional Police Officer, Adigbe division, Sunday Oladipo, detailed detectives to the scene and the suspect was arrested on December 24.”
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but claimed that he killed the baby because he suspected that his wife wanted to leave him for the ex-husband, adding that if such happened, he would not be able to take care of the baby.”
PPRO Oyeyemi explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.