A 30-year-old man, Joseph James has been arrested by police in Akwa Ibom State for killing his four years old daughter, Glory James, and throwing her corpse into a stream. Joseph took the girl to the stream in the night when the mother was away.
The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Murtala Mani, said on Wednesday that when Joseph got to the stream, he killed the girl and threw her corpse into the water. Mani, who said this through the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Cordelia Nwawe, said the suspect had owned up to the crime.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a young man who strangled his daughter and threw her corpse into a stream. Investigation is ongoing,” she said.
Joseph, however, said, “I was sleeping and woke up around 4am. Something told me to take my daughter to the stream, where I killed her. I did not know what really happened.”