The long arm of the law has caught up with a 36-year-old man identified as Ahmed Ajibore, and his 17-year-old lover Chidimma Igwe for allegedly strangling their eight-month-old son to death.
Trouble started when Ajibore, a tricycle mechanic (father of six kids from two wives) impregnated Chidimma who was preparing to write her West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams and later abducted her.
Reports say Ajibore took Chidimma to Onitsha, Anambra State, where he negotiated with a baby factory operator who agreed to keep her and buy the baby for N400,000 after delivery but his lover escaped and returned to her folks after she gave birth.
Recounting the incident which led to the strangling of the eight-month-old baby, Emmanuel, Chidimma’s aunty, Mrs. Lovelyn Nwode who adopted her following her father’s death said Ajibore gave Chidimma N3,000 and a tiny wire to kill the baby.
“Chidimma used wire and killed Emmanuel. She came back from my shop and she told me that Ahmed (Ajibore), who impregnated her, met her in the kitchen while she was washing plates and asked her to open her hand.
“Immediately she opened her hand, he dropped wire and N3,000 inside her hand and told her that Yoruba don’t allow their blood to stay outside.
“Immediately she collected the wire and money, she lost her senses and started behaving strangely. She became so restless and started destroying my husband’s property including the television set.
“In the morning, I went to the market. While coming back, I heard that she had already killed the baby. When I entered my house, I saw people inside, they were crying. I am very angry over the incident because in my life, I have never seen such a thing.”
Confirming the incident, ASP Loveth Odah, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emmanuel’s body had been exhumed and autopsy conducted on it.
The PPRO also added that Chidimma and Ajibore had been arrested and would be arraigned in court soon to answer for the crime they committed.
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