The Osun state police have arrested a 43-year-old man named Sanjo for beating his daughter to death for crying continuously.
According to reports, the man who is a resident of Alekuwodo community in Osogbo of the state was handed over to the police after the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs reported the incident.
Confessing his crime, the man Sanjo maintained that it was not his intention to beat his daughter to death.
While stating that he got married to his wife in 2008 and they had five children, Sanjo noted that it was the third child that he beat unintentionally to death.
“It was the third child that I beat unintentionally to death.
“My wife left the child with me and she started crying.
I did all I could to placate her, but she kept crying. Something just came upon me and I beat the two months old baby to death. My wife and I buried the child on our farmland.”
When interrogated, his wife said four of their five children had died, leaving them with only the last child.
While revealing that she conspired with her husband to kill two of the children due to poverty, the woman revealed that they dumped one child around Osogbo Technical School area.
Addressing the issue, Osun state Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo said the state won’t condone acts of violence and child abuse.
According to her, anyone caught in such act would face the wrath of the law.