A man has been arrested for allegedly squeezing his three-year-old daughter to death in Lagos.
The man, identified as Adamu Haruna, who was said to be mentally unstable, claimed he was trying to protect his daughter from an ‘attack’. This incident happened in Igando area of the state on Wednesday, September 29.
He was said to have woken up in the early hours of yesterday, September 29, told his wife he wanted to go to the toilet and requested her to accompany him, although his wife told him to go alone.
A neighbor claimed that he told his wife to go and have her bath but the woman refused.
“He started beating her, insisting that she obeyed him. When the woman got to the bathroom, she discovered that her husband had emptied a disinfectant into her bathwater. She returned to the room and told her husband that she could not have her bath with such water and he continued beating her. She fled the apartment, leaving the sleeping three-year-old girl behind.
“The man came out with the child and held her to his chest as if he wanted to prevent her from an attack. In the process, he squeezed her to death,” the neighbour said.
While being interrogated, Haruna blamed someone else for the child’s death.