Rivers Police arrest man, wife for beating 6-year-old boy to death

Rivers Police arrest man, wife for beating 6-year-old boy to death

Monday, May 22, 2017 1:16 pm

The father forced to carry the remains of the boy he allegedly beat to death

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers Police Command has arrested a man whose name was given as, Richard Olunwa of AmadiAma, Port Harcourt for beating a six-year-old boy to death for allegedly stealing N3,200 to buy food.

Following the alleged stealing, tt was gathered that the father of boy started beating and torturing him from the night of Friday, May 1.

It was believed that the boy passed out in the course of the punishment and his lifeless body was discovered the next day.

It was gathered that the death of the boy was the culmination of persistent abuse, maltreatment and starvation the boy has been subjected to by father and stepmother since his mother left the family.

Nnamdi Omoni the Police Public Relations Officer of the Rivers Police Command confirmed the incident and the arrest of the father and his pregnant wife for murder and conspiracy to murder.

According to Omoni,”The suspects have been arrested and the unfortunate case is being investigated by the homicide department of the Rivers Police Command.”



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