In Makurdi , Farmer Arrested For Killing Younger Brother’ s Baby

A 38-year old farmer, Sylvester Tyokyaa of RCM
Primary School, Tyodugh village in Agan Ward,
Makurdi, was on Thursday arraigned in a Makurdi
Magistrates’ Court for alleged murder of a four-
month-old baby boy.
Tyokyaa was charged with culpable homicide
punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code
Laws of Benue, 2004.
The prosecutor, Insp. Michael Iorundu, told the
court that the case was reported at the Nigerian
Police Divisional Headquarters, ‘C’ Division,
Makurdi, by one Isaac Kwaghga on Jan. 10.
Iorundu said Kwaghga told the police that on Jan. 9,
the accused person went to the house of his younger
brother, one Akwuave Tarpev at Tse-Yaji, Makurdi
and hit his four-month-old baby boy’s head on the
floor.
“Kwaghga said that while the infant was sleeping,
the accused lifted him up and hit his head on the
floor,’’ Iorundu said.
He said that the little boy was rushed to the Benue
State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) for
treatment, but later died.
According to the prosecutor, the accused person
was arrested and he voluntarily confessed to have
committed the crime.
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