Baby Dies While Couple Engage In A Fight In Ondo

Police arrest couple after child dies throughout a battle

couple whose two-week previous child died whereas they had been preventing over home points.

Witnesses stated the infant was strapped to the mom’s again throughout the battle.

The couple, Ekene Ijokun,40, and Rose Ijokun, 32, who lived at Eleyowo neighborhood in Akure North Native Authorities space, had been stated to at all times have interaction in battle.

They’re stated to be explaining to police interrogators how their child died.

Witnesses on the scene couldn’t nevertheless state what the preventing dad and mom used to hit the infant.

In response to a witness, who claimed to be a sister to the spouse, Ekene at all times beat his spouse throughout being pregnant.

She stated: “The infant was strapped to the again of Rose when her husband, Ekene began a verbal assault on her earlier than it resulted into bodily fight.

“I didn’t see it as something as they normally have such battle and make amends after. However this time, it was the opposite manner spherical because the disagreement degenerated right into a bodily fight which finally claimed the lifetime of the harmless child.

“The infant was hale and hearty earlier than the incident. I eliminated the infant from her again and positioned him on the mattress. That was after I realised the infant was lifeless.”

The infant was stated to have been declared lifeless on arrival on the well being centre locally.

Olisa of Eleyowo, Chief Eso Ojo, described the incident as dangerous saying such a case has by no means occurred locally.

“Many occasions, there have been stories on the couple and it’s unlucky it ended this manner.

“I attraction for calm. The case is being dealt with by the Ondo State Police command.”

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, couldn’t be reached for feedback.