8-Month-Old Boy ‘Abdulaziz’ Found Dead In Water Container

8-Month-Old Boy 'Abdulaziz' Found Dead In Water Container

An eight-month-old boy has been found dead in a plastic water container right inside his father’s bedroom at their 53, Obakhavbaye Street residence in Benin, the Edo State capital.

 

The father who raised the alarm of his missing boy, baby, Abdulaziz Abubakar Aji, was joined by his neighbours to search for him.

 

However, the parents astonished when they discover the dead body of the little baby in a plastic water container inside their rooms.

 

Meanwhile, some members of the community said that they suspected foul play because the baby was not old enough to climb the plastic water container and get drowned.

 

According to a source, the father, Abubakar Aji, married another wife on Monday and the baby died on Tuesday.

 

The source said that the new wife is the fourth that Ali would be marrying and that the third wife who happened to be the boy’s mother never wanted it to happen.

 

“The bereaved mother went to the toilet before she could return, the boy had been missing,” the source said.

 

The baby’s father, the mother and the second wife have since been arrested by men of the Aideyan Divisional Headquarters. Contacted, Edo State Police image-maker, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was not aware of the incident and that he was in a meeting.

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