A 35-year-old man, Christian Alisigwe, has been arrested for allegedly killing his four-year-old son in Ihite Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect reportedly used a cutlass to kill his son, Ebubechukwu Alisigwe, and buried the corpse in a shallow grave at his compound.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
He said the corpse has been exhumed and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor.
He said: “On the 9 July 2020, at about 3:21: pm, Police operatives attached to Azia Police Station arrested one Christian Alisigwe ‘m’ aged 35 years of ihite Azia in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly used a cutlass and killed his own biological son namely Ebubechukwu Alisigwe ‘m’ aged 4years of the same address and buried the corpse in a shallow grave at his compound.
“Meanwhile, Police detectives visited the scene, exhumed the corpse, and deposited the same at Abam mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor.
Haruna said the case had been transferred to State CID Awka, while a discreet investigation into the reason for the action had commenced.