News reaching us at Yawabase from a reliable source reports that A 43- year- old man from Osogbo who is identified simply as Sanjo is currently in police custody with his wife after they were arrested for killing some of their children in an inhumane way that does not depict and benefit any parents.
According to the report, the arrest of the husband was what the police came for before, but they got more than what they bargained for during interrogation when the wife confessed to other killings of their children due to their inability to take care of them.
The incident reportedly happened at the Alekuwodo community area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. The husband, Sanjo, said during his interrogation after his arrest that he got married to his first wife 13 years ago and that they have 5 children together. He then confessed that he killed one of their children by accident.
According to him, the two- month- old baby was crying uncontrollably and he was feeling uncomfortable with the sound of the cry. So he decided to beat the child but he died in the process.
” My wife left the child with me and she started crying. I did all I could to placate her, but she kept crying. Something just came upon me and I beat the two- month- old baby to death. My wife and I buried the child on our farmland. ”
Meanwhile, as the wife too was called for questioning, more revelations were made public about other children. She said they only have one child left with them out of the five children they have together. The wife said she conspired with her husband, Sanjo, to kill two of their children because they could not take care of them.
Also, she said they dumped one child around the Osogbo Technical School area with the hope that someone will pick and adopt the child. Then the husband mistakenly killed their last- born child leaving them with only one left.
The Osun State Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Affairs is already interested in the matter. The surviving child might be taken from them while they face prosecution in court.