The difficulty of gender in households performed out in Imo State after the spouse of a 49-year old man was delivered of a new born baby, who became out to be the 5th girl child. Out of rage, he smashed the new born on the floor and the child died instantly.
Ezekiel Anorue, has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for killing a new born infant and is now going through charge for homicide which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and determined guilty before the Court.
Police source stated that the dastardly act was once uncovered after the spouse raised alarm when the infant stopped breathing straight away the father hit her on the floor.
It used to be gathered that the suspect, Anorue, was once angry that his spouse had lied to him that the new child will be a male child, which was once what he had longed for in the family.
The wife, who spoke in tears, disclosed that she had to lie to her husband that she will be delivered of a male baby due to the fact she used to be threatened so badly after her 3rd and 4th female children.
She said, “I had to lie to him so I should have peace of mind”.
The suspect, Anorue, confessed to the crime: “I truely don’t understand what came over me; I was once so indignant that I threw the infant on the floor. What my spouse told me used to be different from the result of the scan she claimed revealed we would have a child boy. I had to provide her cash to do the test at two unique laboratories however she continually came home with a result displaying we would have a boy. I had already renovated our house, offered lot of things but when I got home it used to be a baby girl”.
“We already had 4 female and I was once so glad when she advised me we will have a male toddler however it grew to become to be female.”
Speaking on the strength of the report, the Imo State Public Relations Officer stated the suspect will be charged to Court as quickly as investigations are concluded.