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Man murders his 2-year-old son because he cried for food

By Mason White 2:30 PM April 10, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man was arrested and charged with murder after he killed his little son because he begged for food, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that the incident began when the 2-year-old boy cried for some food while the father was preparing to leave the house for a day job.

The father was identified as Oni Mama. He and his son Deji, lived alone at 5 Fashola Street. The child’s mother left town to marry another man.

According to the initial police investigation, Mama became frustrated and decided to beat child to death. He then placed the remains in a bag and buried it at an undisclosed location.

Neighbors who witnessed the incident, called the police. However, when police arrived the man was nowhere to be found.

One neighbor told police that Mama hit the child on a regular basis. A police spokesperson said that officers are still looking for the suspect.