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Farmer in court over alleged murder of 4-month-old baby

The suspect has been charged with culpable homicide and remanded in prison over the murder of a baby.

Two men have reportedly murdered a three month old baby

Tyokyaa was charged with culpable homicide punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

The prosecutor, Insp. Michael Iorundu, told the court that the case was reported at the Nigeria Police Divisional Headquarters, ‘C’ Division, Makurdi, by one Isaac Kwaghga on Jan. 10.

Iorundu said Kwaghga told the police that on Jan. 9, the accused person went to the house of his younger brother, one Akwuave Tarpev at Tse-Yaji, Makurdi and hit his four-month-old baby boy’s head on the floor.

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“Kwaghga said that while the infant was sleeping, the accused lifted him up and hit his head on the floor,’’ Iorundu said.

He said that the little boy was rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) for treatment, but later died.

According to the prosecutor, the accused person was arrested and he voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime.

However, when the case came up, plea of the accused was not taken for lack of jurisdiction of the court to entertain such matters.

The Magistrate, Mrs Lillian Tsumba, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter till March 14 for mention.

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