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  • Updated: June 17, 2024

Delta: Police launch manhunt for father accused of killing daughter

Delta: Police launch manhunt for father accused of killing d

The Delta Police Command has initiated a manhunt for a father who allegedly murdered his six-year-old daughter in Agbarho Community, located in the Ughelli North Local Government Area.

The command's spokesman, SP Bright Edafe, informed journalists on Sunday in Warri that the suspect is identified as Stanley Ovemureye.

According to Edafe, the suspect is currently on the run and is accused of repeatedly smashing his daughter Abigail's head against a wall until she died.

The incident occurred on Saturday and was reported to the Agbarho police division by the suspect’s brother.

“The command is aware of the gruesome murder of one Abigail Stanley, aged 6, allegedly killed by her father, Ovemureye.

“The sad incident, which occurred on Saturday, was reported at the division by the brother of the fleeing suspect.

“The Divisional Police Officer on receipt of the complaint, detailed operatives to the scene at Uviama New Layout, Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area.

“The police operatives recovered the corpse of the little child whose head was smashed several times on the wall, and deposited it at the mortuary.

“The father who is the principal suspect is currently at large,” Edafe said.

He said that the Commissioner of Police  of the command, Olufemi Abaniwonda, had ordered a serious manhunt for the fleeing suspect.

Edafe added that the CP had assured the public that the suspect would be apprehended and justice meted accordingly.

He, however, said that the CP had urged anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect to call the control room number on 0803684974 or report at the nearest police station.

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