A teenager has allegedly killed a two-year-old boy in Ikang Town in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

A video of the two-year-old found lifeless in a laundry shop in Ikang Town surfaced online.

According to CrossRiverWatch, the incident occurred on Friday, April 26, 2024, at about 2 pm.

A gory video showing the dead baby with internal organs already harvested was posted online.

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect is a neighbor of the mother of the baby.

“The mother of the two-year-old boy usually drops off her son in the laundry shop where her son was murdered. Every market day (Monday and Friday) she takes the boy to her neighbor’s laundry shop so she can go to the market for her business. But on this sad day, she came back to pick up her son but she couldn’t find him. She asked people around but no one seemed to answer her. So she went to the laundry shop, scattered the piled up clothes only to find her son lying lifeless and with blood everywhere,” an eyewitness narrated.

The scream of the already-dead baby’s mother alerted neighbours who rushed into the shop.

“We saw a knife close to the piles of clothes. It looks like what was used to kill the child,” another witness said.

The screaming and knife found in the shop led to a massive search for the suspect who was caught while attempting to abscond to an unknown destination.

After several hours of torture and beatings, the suspect refused to speak up. He was later handed over to the police who promised detailed follow-up.

“The police and army came to the scene. So we have handed him over to the security agencies but we will follow up on this matter so that things like this don’t happen in our community again.”

The Bakassi Divisional Police Office is said to have confirmed the incident, disclosing that a team of police detectives from the division were dispatched to the scene where the suspect was arrested, and the corpse removed for police investigation.

Source: Blackgh.com

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