Volt Blessing Gabriel, the suspect arrested for murdering his 20-month-old child has spoken on what led him to the act.
Recall on Saturday, NewsBreak.ng reported the case of a father who murdered his toddler child for money ritual purposes in Delta state.
During investigations, the suspect said he had a dream where he was told by a man that if he beheads the child and uses his blood to rob his head, he will become very wealthy.
In a statement released Sunday, June 26, the spokesperson of the police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said on Saturday, June 25 at about 10.30am, one Mrs Success Oduwa, 24, of Peanuts junction, Obeh in Edo State, discovered that she had not seen their child since the morning of June 24, and started troubling the husband as to the whereabouts of the child.
“The husband told her that the child is with his sister in Warri. On getting to Warri, she stated that she discovered the husband was lying to her, hence her suspicion. She reported to the Commander, Quick Response Squad, that she is suspecting her husband named, Volt Blessing Gabriel (m) age 33yrs of same address, to have killed their child named Godspower Gabriel (m) aged one year and eight months for ritual purposes.
“The Commander RRS detailed operatives who swung into action arrested the husband and handed him over to the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri for further investigation.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have murdered the said child at Ewabogun bush by catholic road, Benin city using a hand saw to cut off the head and buried it by a palm tree in the bush and threw away the headless body of the child.”
When quizzed on why he carried out the act, the suspect was quoted as saying that he killed the child because of a dream he had where he saw a man who told him that if he kills the child, and uses the child’s blood to rub his head, he will become rich.
The suspect is currently in police custody.