A 49-year old husband has reportedly smashed his newborn baby on the floor in anger ultimately leading to the baby’s death.
The man simply identified as Ezekiel Anorue is said to have been angered by the gender of the baby after realising his wife had given birth to yet another girl for the fifth time. Out of rage, he smashed the new born on the floor and the child died instantly.
According to PM Express news, Ezekiel Anorue has been arrested by men of the Imo State Police Command and is reportedly going to be charged for homicide. If tried and convicted, he could be looking at a life imprisonment sentence.
According to the wife of the suspect while speaking in tears, she explained how she had to lie to her husband that she is carrying a male child. She said she had to lie as a result of the numerous threats she received from her husband after the 3rd and 4th deliveries.
She said, “I had to lie to him so I should have peace of mind”.
Recalling the unfortunate incident, she stated that she raised alarm when the baby stopped breathing immediately the father hit her on the floor.
The suspect, Anorue, has also since confessed to the crime.He said he doesn’t understand what came over him. He claims to have given his wife cash to do scan tests in two different laboratories. He said she led him on, lying to him that they would be having a male child. He claims to have even renovated the house only to be disappointed again.
Speaking on the strength of the report, the Imo State Public Relations Officer stated the suspect will be charged to Court as quickly as investigations are concluded.