By Emma Arubi
A teacher at the College of Education Warri, Mr. James Omotete, (44) last Tuesday beat his seven years old son to death for allowing his girlfriend access into his house which resulted in the lost of the only N20,000.00 cash left with him for feeding till the end of the month.
The little boy simply identified as Oghenejakpor is the second son of James who teaches at the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School, Edjeba, in the oil city.
Vanguard reliable gathered that death came calling for little Oghenejakpor when his father returned from school and discovered against his warning to his two sons never to allow the said lovebird into his house on his behalf.
On checking properly, an angry Mr. Omotete discovered to his chagrin that N20,000.00 left of the N35,000.00 he collected from the bank the previous day had gone with the wind and with the frustration implicit therein, he pounced on the little boy who finally gave up the ghost in his hands.
According to school sources, Mr. Omotete, on realizing that he has killed his son ran to a colleague to narrate what he had just done and appealed to him to lend him some cash to enable him take the decease for burial immediately.
Considering the enormity of the offence, Vanguard learnt that the colleague lured him back to school in pretence to help him raise the said sum and once in the school campus, he informed others who then decided it was important to draft in the police and he was rounded up and currently cooling his feet at the â€œAâ€ Division Headquarters of the police in Warri.
The said girlfriend is currently on the run while police sources told Vanguard that she is wanted in connection with the stealing aspect only just as the divorced wife of the Mr. James Omotete has come to take her only surviving son away with her.
The home of the teacher is now deserted under lock and key as residents at the Odion area where the incident occurred said on learning of the arrest of Mr. Omotete, the girlfriend showed up in an attempt to cart away household properties but was prevented from doing so.
Confirming the incident, the DPO in-charge of the station CSP Okon O. Effiong said they are awaiting the post mortem result before further action would be taken to transfer the case to the police headquarters, Asaba, for further investigation while the corpse of the boy is lying in the Central hospital morgue in Warri.