I Killed My Baby So My Wife Won't Find Out

Editorial Team

A 47-year-old man who impregnated his wife’s 18-year-old junior sister and killed the five days-old-baby boy they had from the relationship was arrested in Bayelsa state. The man, Moses Otimba, was paraded with Joy Matthew, younger sister to his wife at police headquarters. The suspect was said to have allegedly killed the baby five days after birth and buried it in a shallow grave by the seashore.

Otimba, an indigene of the state, was said to have carried out the act with Joy to in an effort to cover up the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy and the baby’s paternity.

The two suspects were arrested on August 15, 2017 and they had confessed to the crime.

Moses Otimba, male, 47, impregnated one Joy Matthew, 18, a younger sister to his wife, Glory. “A traditional birth attendant where Joy delivered the baby on May 8, 2017.

“On May 13, 2017, Moses, Joy and the baby left the birth attendant and went across Swali bridge where Moses took the baby from Joy, went down the river shore, killed the baby and buried him in a shallow grave,”  Asuquo Amba the state Commissioner of Police said.

He said Joy’s mother, who was outraged by the disheartening revelation, alerted the police, which swung into action and arrested the suspects.

Amba added that ‘‘the police visited the scene of the incident but by the time they got to the scene, current had washed off the child’s body. “The suspects have confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing,”

Speaking to newsmen, Otimba said he killed the baby because of the shame and fear to break the news to his wife and his mother-in-law.

He admitted that he killed the baby with Joy’s consent, saying that he told Joy of his predicament concerning the development and that Joy “gladly handed him the boy to be killed.”

This news was gotten from The GuardianNG