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Father beats his 4-year-old son to death because he was possessed by the devil

By Mason White 6:03 AM February 13, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A little boy is dead after being beaten by his father because he was a devil child, police in Nigeria said.

Logos Police said that Chris Elvis of 7 Adetola Adelaja Street, allegedly beat his four-year-old son to death.

The father is accused of beating his son with a sharp object, inflicting cuts all over the body. The father told police that the boy was an Ogbanje, a term used for a devil child who dies and is reincarnated several times.

Elvis shut the lips of the child with a padlock to prevent him from screaming.

After beating his child to death, Elvis made an attempt to flee from the city.

However, Popoola, the owner of the house, alerted police. When police arrived at the scene, Elvis denied that anything happened. Police searched the house and found a hidden door. After breaking down the door, police made the gruesome discovery.

Neighbors told police that Elvis had been acting strange since he moved into the house last year.

Charges are still pending.