Anambra police arrest 34-year-man over murder of toddler | Dailytrust

Anambra police arrest 34-year-man over murder of toddler

Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested a 34-year-old man, Mr Onwele Anayo for the murder of a three-year-old girl, Divine Eze, in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Awka Anambra State capital.

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He said, “Anambra State Police operatives have today 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34-year-old on the murder of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3, residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka.

“Preliminary information shows that the suspect visited the father of the victim on Wednesday 15/6/2022 and spent the night in the victim’s house. In the early hours of Thursday 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the father and the suspect.

“The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the child (Divine) as she was sleeping and killed her, by hitting her on the floor several times. Mr Anayo, carried a knife from the room, and pursued the father around the house, threatening to kill him.

Police Operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and an investigation is ongoing. Further development will be communicated.”

 

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