Delta State Police Command on Monday paraded 32-year-old, Ifie Jonathan for killing his 12-year-old daughter in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
Daily Independent gathered that the fleeing suspects was nabbed by Police operatives after he drowned his daughters in a river in Mereje community, Okpe Local Government Area.
Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa evealed that one of the children, 8 year old was rescued by community members while the body of old daughter was found days after the incident.
While giving reasons for his actions, the suspect said, “My name is Ifie Jonathan, I hail from Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State. I killed my child that I why I am here. She was twelve years old before I killed her. My mother inlaw came to me several years ago for me to give her my child because she does not have anyone with her.
“I gave her my daughter because my wife is her only child and people were mocking her that she had no grandchild.
“After some time, I did not have work so I had to return to back to Edo State. In 2018, I was called back to work.
“During that period, my children returned back from their grandmothers house. It was then I began to suspect that they have been possessed by evil spirits.
Due to their witchcraft, I was banished from three different communities after daughters confessed to be witches. It was then I decided to kill them so I will be free of their enchantment”.