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Father flogs 3-year-old daughter to death for entering neighbour's room

A three-year-old girl has died following severe flogging by her 25-year-old father for entering a neighbour’s room.

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Nigeria’s Delta State police have arrested the young father, identified as Godsgift Uweghwerhen and he is assisting them with investigations.

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The suspect committed the heartless crime in the Aladja community of the Udu Local Government Area of the state.

“It was gathered that Uweghwerhen was at home with his family members, alongside their neighbours when he saw his daughter coming out of the room of one of his neighbours.

“Displeased with his daughter’s action, Uweghwerhen, who became annoyed immediately he spotted her, pounced on her and used a cane to beat her, inflicting injuries on the victim’s body.

“The three-year-old girl was, however, said to have died as a result of the beating and upon realizing the gravity of his action, fled from the scene.

“Luck ran out of the victim’s father when vigilantes arrested him at Ubogo community and handed him over to policemen in Ovwian/Aladja Division,” pulse.ng reports.

Delta Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe said the suspect would be arraigned in court for prosecution after the investigations are concluded.

In an earlier report, a man suspected to be homosexual was arrested for allegedly raping a 5-year-old boy to death.

Sikiru Ajibola, 36, was apprehended by operatives of Nigeria's Ogun Police Command.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspect.

Ajibola is alleged to have committed the crime in the Ogijo area of the state.

Oyeyemi revealed that a report had been lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the chairman of the community development association, Olorunwa Arogbeja, leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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