A man identified as Muyiwa, has allegedly killed his stepdaughter, Seyifunmi Oluwarotimi.
The man committed the act in Akungba, Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
A source who craved anonymity said that the mother of child discovered life-threatening wounds on Seyifunmi when she woke up.
The source said, “Both the wife and husband are living together, but Muyiwa was said to have taken Seyifunmi outside the house around 2am on Thursday to urinate”.
“He has been doing that always just to avoid bed-wetting, when he returned with his step daughter this time, no one knew what happened exactly, but his wife raised alarm after she saw wounds all over her daughter’s body in the morning”
“Suspicion aroused when the husband couldn’t give an account of what happened to Seyifunmi”
The source added that the police were alerted by residents after the child was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, promised to get back to our correspondent.