A 34-year-old man arrested for allegedly murdering a 3-year -old girl after sleeping in father’s house

Onwele Anayo, 34, has been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for the murder of Divine Eze, a three-year-old girl, in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In a statement issued today, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the command’s spokesman, said the suspect had visited the victim’s father on Wednesday and stayed the night. They got into a dispute, and he killed the child in the process.

“Anambra State Police operatives have today 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34-year-old on the murder of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3, residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka.

Preliminary information shows that the suspect visited the father of the victim on Wednesday 15/6/2022 and spent the night in the victim’s house. In the early hours of Thursday 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the father and the suspect.

The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the child (Divine) as she was sleeping and killed her, by hitting her on the floor several times. Mr Anayo, carried a knife from the room, and pursued the father around the house, threatening to kill him.”

Tochukwu said police operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and an investigation is ongoing.

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