Man Machettes Three-year-old Child, Two Others to Death in Edo

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A very distressing calamity struck at Ibillo, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State when a man popularly known as Alhaji, murdered three persons including a three-year-old boy, after a quarrel over the ownership of a bitter leaf plant in the compound, according to This Day.

The upsetting sad incident happened at Ogo quarters Ibillo Sunday evening.

The three killed included a man identified as Mr. Aliu Ademo, a girl called Favour and a little boy, Isaac, who later died yesterday morning at the hospital.

Trouble started when the Alhaji had a heated quarrel with the daughter of a co-tenant called Favour over the bitter
leaf plant in the compound.
According to a source, Alhaji went to harvest the vegetable without the consent of the owner which angered the daughter of the woman, Favour.

The source said: “Alhaji who is from Igbira, came out with a cutlass and beheaded the girl. Mr Aliu saw what happened and started shouting, Alhaji ran after Isaac, the little boy to kill him but Aliu stopped him in order to save the boy.

“The effort however failed as the aggressor succeeded in matcheting both the small boy and Aliu.
“He decided to kill the man because the man came to save the little boy. The small boy was rushed to the hospital because he was still unconscious but we later heard he died this morning (Monday). Alhaji is on the run now but the police is looking for him,” an eyewitness disclosed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Edo State, Mr. Stephen Onwechei, confirmed the incident, saying “the suspect is currently on the run but we are on his trail. He will be arrested. He abandoned his cutlass and took off after the killing.

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“When people came around to stop him, he matcheted them including the three-year-old child.

“That is barbaric. I understand he previously had quarrel with the mother of the child over the ownership of the bitter leaf in the compound. That is madness but we must arrest him no matter how far he tries to run. He must face justice for his wicked act,” he declared.

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