A 35-year-old man, Christian Alisigwe, has allegedly killed his four-year-old only son and buried him in a shallow grave in his compound, Punch Newspaper reports.
The incident happened in Ihite, Azia in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“The man killed his son, Ebubechukwu, and buried the corpse in a shallow grave at his compound. It happens that the victim was his only son,” a source told our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident on Friday in a statement.
He said police detectives visited the scene, exhumed the corpse and deposited it at Abam mortuary for autopsy.
Mohammed said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.
He said, “On Friday, at about 3.21pm, police operatives attached to Azia Police Station arrested one Christian Alisigwe (35) of Ihite Azia in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State. Suspect allegedly used a cutlass and killed his own biological son, Ebubechukwu Alisigwe (4), of the same address and buried the corpse in a shallow grave in his compound.”
“Police detectives visited the scene, exhumed the corpse and deposited same at Abam motuary for autopsy after the boy was certified dead by a medical doctor. Case transferred to State CID Awka for discreet investigation.”