Police in Anambra State have arrested one Anayo Onwele over the alleged murder of a Three-year-old boy following a misunderstanding with the victim's father.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Public Relations Officer, Anambra Police Command, said the suspect visited the victims father on Wednesday, June 15 and slept over in their house located at Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
Ikenga said their operatives have visited the scene and recovered the remains of the little boy identified as Divine Eze.
“The Anambra State Police Operatives have today 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34years on the murder of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3yr residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle-Ezunaka.
“Preliminary information shows that the suspect visited the father of the victim yesterday 15/6/2022 and spent the night in the victim’s house.
"In the early hours of today 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the father and the suspect.
"The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the child (Divine) as he was sleeping and killed him by hitting him on the floor severally.
"Mr Anayo carried a knife from the room, pursued the father around the house, threatening to kill him.
“Police Operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and investigation is ongoing.
"Further development will be communicated please,” the statement reads.