25 year old labourer, Macaulay Onitcha, has been arrested by the police in Delta state for allegedly burying his four months old daughter, Edna Macaulay, alive. Macaulay took the young baby to the bushes, dug a shallow grave, threw the baby in the grave and covered it with sand.
Fortunately for the little angel, someone had witnessed him burying her alive and hurriedly exhumed her after fighting and overpowering Macaulay at the scene. The person, Saturday Ekama, took the child to the police station to report what had happened. Little Edna had a neck injury after she was dug out and she is currently undergoing treatment at Saint Francis Hospital, Okapra Inland in Asaba, while her dad is in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Asaba.
Macaulay told police that he attempted to kill his daughter because since his wife gave birth to her, she had refused to sleep with him. He said he did it in anger and was sorry.