Moses Otimba: Man Arrested After He Killed His Baby Boy With Pregnant Wife’s Younger Sister Five Days After Birth In Bayelsa State
Man Arrested After He Killed His Baby Boy With Pregnant Wife’s Younger Sister Five Days After Birth In Bayelsa State
A man identified as Moses Otimba, 47, has been arrested by the Bayelsa State police after he killed his baby boy with his pregnant wife’s younger sister, Joy, 16, five days after birth. It’s understood the suspect connived with Joy to murder the baby in order to hide the paternity. Otimba is reported to have proceeded to bury the child in a shallow grave near a river.
Otimba, who is an indigene of Ogbogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, was paraded alongside Joy on Thursday by the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asuquo Amba, at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa, the state capital.
According to reports, Joy allegedly refused to disclose the identity of the father of her unborn baby throughout the nine months she was pregnant despite living with her sister and Otimba.
On August 15, the two suspects were arrested by policemen from the Yenagoa Police Division, according to Amba. He said:
“Mr. Moses Otimba, male, 47, impregnated one Joy Matthew, 18, a younger sister to his wife, Glory. The pregnant Joy was delivered of the baby by a traditional birth attendant at Amarata, Yenagoa on May 8, 2017.
“On May 13, 2017, Moses, Joy and the baby left the birth attendant and went across the Swali Bridge where Moses took the baby from his mother, went down the shore, suffocated the baby and buried the body in a shallow grave.”
Amba also disclosed that Joy claimed to have been tormented by “some spirits” and confessed to the incident to her mother three months after the act. It was then that her mother alerted the police and they swung into action. The police commissioner said:
“The police visited the scene of the incident. By the time they got to the scene, the current of the river had washed away the child’s body.
‘’The suspect, Moses Otimba, has confessed to the crime and Joy has also confessed her alleged involvement in the murder of the baby. Investigation is ongoing.’’
Moses Otimba has admitted that the accusations against him is true. He also said he killed the baby because he was scared and afraid to break the news to his wife, Glory, and his mother-in-law. The suspect also admitted he killed the baby with Joy’s consent adding that he told her of his predicament concerning the paternity and that Joy “gladly gave him the boy” to kill. He said:
“I killed the baby boy because I was afraid. I did not really know how to face my wife and my mother-in-law. I am really sorry.
“I took the baby to the bush in my community and closed his nose until he died. When I was carrying out the act, I was weeping and crying but I had no choice.
‘’When I got to the site, he was five days old then, I closed his nose and within some seconds, he stopped breathing. After that, I started regretting.
“The mother of the baby agreed that we should kill him. I told Joy that I did not know how to tell my wife about the development.
“On that day, she was carrying the baby. She gladly gave me the baby to do as I wished. My wife was not aware of all of this. But somehow, I did not know what happened. I learnt the baby’s mother told her mother who alerted the police and we were arrested.”
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Moses Otimba: Man Arrested After He Killed His Baby Boy With Pregnant Wife’s Younger Sister
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