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SHOCKER!
…How Six-Month-Old Baby Was Murdered
*Police Recover Corpse in Shallow Grave

Adamu Bezhe

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Detectives at the Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Enugu State police command are probing into the motive behind the gory murder of a six-months-old boy.

The infant was declared missing after one Alhaji Sherriff, a resident of Garke market, Ugwoba, Orji-River local council of the state, believed to be his father, reported to the police at about 11.am on May 11, 2020, that his whereabouts was unknown.

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Discreet investigations by the police led to the arrest of six suspects and in the course of the frantic search, a nine-year-old boy made a shocking revelation: he saw two men gruesomely murdered the baby and buried him.

Salisu Ibrahim, the nine-year-old who blew the lid off the evil men, also led detectives to a shallow grave where the body of the six-months-old baby was exhumed and taken to an undisclosed hospital for autopsy. Sources said no part of the baby was missing, heightening concerns on the motive for the act.

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While an autopsy report is being awaited, the police said preliminary investigation indicated that the men from the pit of hell snuffed life out of the baby with a stick they hit on his head.

The police said a manhunt has been launched for perpetrators of the crime, just as detectives have recovered the stick suspected to have been used in committing the murder and a pair of slippers belonging to one of the suspects, from the scene of crime.

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