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7 May 2019

FATHER INJECTS FOUR-MONTH OLD BABY TO DEATH IN BENUE


One Solomon, a father in Benue state, has been remanded in prison for alleged culpable homicide and attempt to commit suicide. He was arraigned before a Magistrate, Mrs. J.O Ayia, who ordered his remand at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi for further investigation.
During the hearing, the police prosecutor, Sergeant Godwin Ato told the court that the case was reported by one Laadi Solomon of Tse- Akpongu Mbagen in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State on April 20, 2019.

He said the complainant reported that the accused person, who is her husband, injected her four-month-old child with a liquid substance suspected to be Novan.
The child was said to have eventually died on arrival at the Mbagen Community Health Centre Abwa, allegedly as a result of the injection.
According to the police, Solomon later hanged himself in his room with a rope with the intention to kill himself but was rescued.
He said the offence contravened section 222 and 232 of the penal code law of Benue state 2004, adding that the accused has confessed to committing the crime.
The case was later adjourned to May 31 for further mention
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