A twenty-six year old Anthony Sunday, a native of Okwerike Village Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi state has been arrested and arraigned by the Nigeria Police Force, Ebonyi state command for burying his own five month old daughter alive in a shallow grave at his empty land behind his yam ban.
Anthony who is now cooling off at the Abakaliki federal prison was on the 26th day of may 2019 killed his infant daughter over constant disagreements and fights over allegations of infidelity against his wife.
According to Anthony, the only way to get back at his unfaithful wife was to kill their breast suckling daughter Roseline.
Narrating the incident, a neighbor who sought anonymity, said that the wife after the day’s quarrel in the morning where she was as usually accused by her husband of keeping late nights, fed and bathed Roseline during which she slept and was left under the custody of her father and other siblings, before she went out.
She further noted that Roseline’s disappearance and death were not noticed by any other person in the vicinity until the mother came back and wanted to breastfeed her but could not find her.