Tragedy struck in Benue as a man identified as John Depuun on Wednesday hacked his nine months old daughter to death saying it was a sacrifice he made as directed by God.
This is coming few weeks after a woman gruesomely killed her husband and three kids.
Depuun, who is currently cooling his heels in police net, has insisted that he had done no wrong as God had directed him to take the life of the little baby.
The middle aged man was said to have collected the little girl from his wife and took her to a bush in Mbangur, Tse-Agberagba, Konshisha LGA, Benue State, where he hacked her to death.
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It was gathered that the father who later came back home without the daughter was said to have voluntarily told the people that he was only obeying God’s directive to him to take kill his daughter.
“The father confessed to the killing, saying he did it as directed by God,” the sources disclosed.
An eye witnesses told our correspondent that, Depuun was said to have confessed to the crime saying, “It is my sheep and I decided to sacrifice it to God as demanded of me. I have not laid my hands on anyone’s child and as such, should not be condemned.”
When contacted, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Moses Yamu confirmed the report saying the man had been arrested and investigation was ongoing in the matter.
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