The suspect killed the young girl following news that his wife had married a Sierra Leonean in the United States of America and was pregnant for the foreigner.
The police have arrested a man identified as John Emmanuel who reportedly murdered his 7-year-old daughter in a bid to avenge his wife’s infidelity.
According to a report by Vanguardngr, the suspect killed the young girl identified as, Favour, following news that his wife had married a Sierra Leonean in the United States of America and was pregnant for the foreigner.
He would go on to bury her body in a shallow grave before fleeing the area.
Neighbors who had not seen Favour for sometime, became curious when they did not see her father too.
One of them was said to have alerted others upon discovering a newly dug shallow grave behind their building. In the inquisitive neighbour’s attempt to ascertain what was buried , he reportedly discovered it was Favour. Neighbours concluded the deceased’s father was culpable.
Neighbours then waited patiently for Emmanuel until he returned two weeks later . They apprehended him and handed him over to the Police.
Emmanuel, is still being interrogated by detectives at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID,Yaba.
Police sources said, “ the suspect said he did what he did out of annoyance. He said he didn’t believe his wife could dump him for another man after swearing with everything she holds dear, to come and pick him and their daughter”