A 26-year old artisan, Andrew Koku is now cooling his head inside the police cell after he allegedly murdered his own 6-month old baby under strong suspicion that his wife wanted to dump him for her lover.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened on 26th December, 2017 at his residence located at Ayedere in Obada area of Abeokuta in Ogun State.

The suspect has been arrested by the operatives of homicide section of the Ogun State Police Command for intentionally killing his six month old daughter, Precious koku. This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report by his wife and mother of the baby, Mrs. Omowumi Teleda to the police at Adigbe Divisional Headquarters.

It was gathered that the wife went out briefly to see her first child she had with her ex-husband leaving the baby to the care of the suspect. When she came back, she met the dead body of the child whereas the baby was hail and hearty before she left home.

This made her to strongly suspect her husband who happened to be the only person with the baby. She then reported the matter to the DPO Adigbe Division, CSP Sunday Oladipo. Thus, the DPO detailed police detectives to the scene, retrieved the corpse and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy report.

The prime suspect was arrested and taken to the police station for interrogation. P.M.EXPRESS gathered that during the nterrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and claimed that he did so because he suspected that his wife wanted to leave him for her ex-husband.

He explained that if that should happened, he will not be able to take care of the baby and that was the reason why he decided to eliminate the child.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution of the suspect.