One David Igbu, has been arrested after he allegedly killed his 6-year old daughter, Gloria, in order to please his pregnant lover, Anita Abu.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect, Igbu, has confessed to the Police that he actually killed his daughter, Gloria, by throwing her into a well in order to meet the marital conditions given by his pregnant lover, Anita Abu.
Igbu, a welder and an indigene of Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, got married to his deceased wife, Mary Adi and both were blessed with a baby girl, Gloria.
However, after the birth of Gloria in 2013, his late wife, Mary, had difficulties in conceiving until 2017 when she finally took in. By February of 2018, she went into labour and was delivered of a baby boy. She however, did not stop bleeding as a result of postpartum hemorrhage and eventually died the next morning. The baby boy equally died one week after the death of his mother and was buried in their village.
A year after the unfortunate incident, Igbu said he decided to enrol for a part-time Diploma Programme at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, where he met a lady, Anita Abu, from Obi Local Government Area of the state. Both began a relationship and in the process, she became pregnant.
However, Anita never hid her dislike for Igbu’s daughter, Gloria, who she accused of being a witch and tormenting her spiritually. Anita allegedly claimed that Gloria appeared to her in her dreams whenever she spends the night in Igbu’s house. She insisted that the only condition for her to get married to David Igbu and leave the pregnancy was for him to kill his 6-year old daughter, Gloria.
On 12th February this year, at about 12 midnight, David Igbu reportedly carried little Gloria while she was asleep and dumped her inside a well. Her body was found the next morning by a neighbour who tried to fetch water from the well. Members of the Community’s vigilante group were invited and they picked up David and Anita as their explanation on how the little girl died was unsatisfactory.
After much interrogation, David confessed to killing his own child having been blindfolded by Anita’s antics of love.
“I have since regretted my action. My late wife will never forgive me in her grave. I have betrayed her trust and love. It was the work of the devil. From the first time I met and asked Anita out, she had been complaining over the existence my daughter and just developed hatred for her. She regularly framed up stories about her.
I regret buying into her devilish ideas” he said.
On her part, Anita denied ever telling David to kill his daughter as a condition to getting married and giving him a baby. She said she only told him she could not live in the same apartment with Gloria.
“I told him that if I must get married to him, his daughter will have to leave the house because she always appeared in my dreams each time I passed the night in her father’s house.” Anita said.
The story took another turn when one of David Igbu’s close friends claimed the little girl was not his child. The friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Igbu’s deceased wife was two months pregnant when she got married to his friend.
“I know the details of what happened but that is a long story and I don’t want to talk about it now because no sane human being will kill his daughter for whatever reason.
Late Mary was a nice woman, Godly and hardworking, who loved her husband so much. In fact, they both loved each other but I don’t know what came over him. Even if you feel she is not your daughter, she is a human being and you don’t know what God has for her in life.”
He further revealed that:
“Some other guys were going out with Mary when my friend approached her and joined the league. When she got pregnant, there was a bit of confusion as regards who actually was responsible. But she insisted it was my friend and out of love, he accepted it and got married to her.
Later, we were hearing stories that he was not the owner of the pregnancy. All I want to say is that my friend and his late wife were the best of friends and there is no reason for him to do what he has done simply because of a new woman,” he said.
Igbu however, denied the insinuation by his friend that he is not the biological father of Gloria or that this may be why he gave in to the evil plan.