A suspected mentally-ill father has been arrested for allegedly killing his daughter in Lagos State.

The PUNCH gathered that the man was with his daughter when he suddenly started behaving strangely at their house.

It was learnt that the suspect, while wading off an imaginary attack on his daughter, held her firmly with his arms and allegedly strangled her.

Efforts by the victim to wrestle her way out of her father’s grasp reportedly proved abortive.

A source told our correspondent that the victim lost consciousness and died.

“The man was with his daughter when he suddenly started shouting ‘Don’t attack my daughter.’ Nobody wanted to attack his daughter, but he started shouting and held her closely. While holding her, he strangled her and the girl died,” the source said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said, “We are aware of the case and we are investigating it. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the case should be taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation. We can’t conclude if the man is mentally-ill.”

@ Punch Newspaper

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