The wife of Ezekiel Anorue delivered a child, the issue of gender in the Anorue family played out after Ezekiel Anorue found out the 5th child was female.
He smashed the child on the floor and the baby died instantly.
Ezekiel Anorue has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for killing the child and is currently been held for murder which attracts life imprisonment.
Police source confirmed the incident and Ezekiel Anorue was exposed after the wife raised alarm when the child stopped breathing immediately the father hit her on the floor.
It was gathered that the suspect, Anorue, was angry that his wife had lied to him that the new baby will be a male child, which was what he had longed for in the family.
The wife spoke in tears, disclosed that she had to lie to her husband that she will give birth to a male child because she was threatened by her husband and his family after her 3rd and 4th children.
She said, “I had to lie to him so I could have peace of mind”.
The suspect, Anorue, confessed to the crime: “I really don’t know what came over me; I was so angry that I threw the baby on the floor.
What my wife told me was different from the result of the scan she told me that we would have a baby boy.
I have given her money to do two different tests at different laboratories but whenever she comes back home with a different result showing we would have a boy.
Our house has been renovated, I bought a lot of things but when I got home it was a baby girl”.
“We had four girls and I was so happy when she told me we will have a Boy but it turned out to be female.
”Speaking on the strength of the report, the Imo State Public Relations Officer said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.