30-year-old Joseph Ibanga has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom state, for strangling his four-year-old daughter Gloria Ibanga to death
According to Nigeria Today, after being interrogated by police officers, Ibanga confessed that he carried out the act after eating a meal prepared by his mother.
He said, “I stay in Port Harcourt, I came to the village that day; I don’t really know what happened, I started quarreling with my mother. Suddenly, something just entered into me and urged me to kill my daughter who was fast asleep. About 4a.m., I carried her to the village stream and strangled her.”
Mr Ibanga further added that, he still cannot understand why he committed that crime as his eyes became clear after his daughter had died saying,
“I cannot say how it happened. It was after I had killed her that my eyes became clear and I began to understand that I had committed a grievous offence. As I got home, my mother asked me the whereabouts of the girl. When I could not explain, she raised an alarm and alerted the neighbourhood and from there, the police was invited to arrest me. I do not know what got into me. I regret everything.”