Police in Osun have arrested a 43-year-old man alleged to have killed and buried his children on a farm in Osogbo, the state capital.
The man simply identified as Sanjo reportedly had five children but only the newborn is alive, the rest believed to have been killed by him.
The suspect was arrested after someone reported him to the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs Bukola Olaboopo.
Spokesman of the Ministry Bolarinwa Adereti said in a statement that Sanjo beat some of the children to death.
“The man confessed that he beat his eldest child to death and also beat his two-month-old baby to death. The wife equally confessed that she gave birth to five babies, four of whom are dead and the fifth being the newly born. She said they decided to kill the children due to poverty, and dumped one in the Technical Area of Osogbo.
“She said that she suffered in the hands of her husband, claiming that apart from constantly subjecting her to hard labour on his farm, he man was fond of beating and tying her before sexual intercourse. The woman said that on several occasions she was compelled to source sexual partners for her husband, and that they both made several abortion attempts on the last baby before he was born.”