A man believed to be 22-year-old, identified simply as Muyiwa, has allegedly killed his stepdaughter, Seyifunmi Oluwarotimi.
The incident happened on Thursday in Akungba, Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to a source who craved anonymity told this medium that the mother of child discovered life-threatening wounds on Seyifunmi when she woke up on Thursday.
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.
When contacted, the police spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, promised to get back to our correspondent.