Suspected ritualist kills 3-year-old daughter in Edo

Suspected ritualist kills 3-year-old daughter in Edo

A suspected ritualist has reportedly murdered his daughter, Miss Dominion Joseph. Joseph Christopher allegedly stabbed and strangulated his 3-year-old daughter to death with a knife. The bizarre incident occurred few weeks ago at Ebelle, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed the arrest of the murder

A suspected ritualist has reportedly murdered his daughter, Miss Dominion Joseph.

Joseph Christopher allegedly stabbed and strangulated his 3-year-old daughter to death with a knife.

The bizarre incident occurred few weeks ago at Ebelle, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed the arrest of the murder suspect while briefing the Media at the State Police Command.

He said the operatives of Ebelle Police Division, arrested Joseph Christopher on April 13, 2019, responded on a tip-off which led to his arrest who had confessed to the crime.

According to Police report, the father of the deceased took away his daughter from the custody of one Osaro Akhabue and headed to his farm where the girl was murdered.

The report stated that the suspect who hails from Ugun Community in Ebelle, would be charged to court when ongoing investigation is concluded.

The dead body of the victim and the knife allegedly used by his father to slay her have been recovered from the scene of crime by the police.

Police are also seeking the support of a Psychiatric to ascertain the medical history of the patient and interrogate other close relatives of Miss Dominion Joseph as footnote to evaluate evidence for prosecution.

Our Correspondent reports that the scathing circumstance of Miss Dominon Joseph’s was killed, is a call not only to conscience, but to Edo State Child protection laws on domestic violence with respect for human life.

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