Toddler smashed to death during free-for-all in Ondo

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BY DAYO JOHNSON

AKURE— DETECTIVES in Ondo State have arrested a middle-aged man, Ayelehin Kehinde, for allegedly causing the death of a two-year-old toddler in Supare, Akoko area of the state during a free-for-all.

The suspect, who is now in police custody, reportedly pulled the baby boy, who was sleeping, from the back of her mother and smashed him on the concrete floor.

Vanguard gathered that the mother of the deceased boy was accused by the suspect of giving out  information about him to police detectives who recently raided his house.

It was learnt that some detectives stormed the area recently asking questions concerning complaints from some leaders in the area over the activities of some people with questionable character.

Vanguard learnt that someone may have leaked the information to the suspect that his name was mentioned to the detectives who visited the area.

Irked by this information, the suspect was said to have stormed the woman’s residence  and accused her of giving false information about him to the police.

An argument reportedly ensued which later degenerated to a free-for-all and in annoyance, the suspect was said to have pulled the baby backed by her mother and hit  him on the concrete floor.

The baby’s head was reportedly smashed with blood gushing out  from the nose, ears  and mouth.

The suspect was said to have attempted to flee but was overpowered by the neighbours who took him to the police station where he was  detained.

Neighbours, however, rushed the baby to the hospital but he reportedly died on the way and was confirmed dead in the hospital.

Contacted, the Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspect described the incident as “cruel.”

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