Tragedy struck a home in Benin, the Edo state capital when a policeman allegedly killed his 19-month-old baby after battering his wife.
The incident occurred in their home at Sam Enobakhare Crescent, off St. Saviour Road, Benin.
His wife said last Tuesday they were at home when her husband’s countenance suddenly changed and when she tried to find out why, he pounced on her.
Contacted, Dr. Jolly Nosakhare Iguma, the Chief Medical Director of Jonos Medical Clinic where the baby was taken to, said a mother and her daughter brought in a dead baby a few days ago.
He said: “On close examination the baby was pale, yellowish, with tooth bite injuries on his face.
“Since the baby is not old enough to fight with any person, I wondered who bit the baby. However, if he was brought in early enough, the baby would have been transfused with blood. He may have died of jaundice.”
When newsmen visited the residence weekend, it was deserted as neighbors claimed not to have seen any of its occupants in the past few days.
Contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo said he is yet to be briefed, but promised to comment on the issue later.