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Man murders his own daughter because she ate his rice

By Mason White 11:36 AM May 4, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A man who became extremely angry at his daughter for eating his rice, decided to kill her, police in Nigeria said.

Rivers State Police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Kingsley Ekerete for killing his seven-year-old daughter over a plate of boiled rice.

The incident occurred when Ekerete, a truck driver, returned home at 7:00 p.m. He went into the kitchen in order to eat some rice that he had prepared before leaving for work.

However, he learned that his daughter helped herself and ate the pot of rice, leaving him with nothing. Kingsley became angry and beat his daughter, Favour Kingsley.

Kingsley’s two other children, 2 and three years old, were home during the attack. The father buried his daughter in a shallow grave outside his apartment building.

The murder was discovered after the doorman of the building noticed that the little girl was missing. He questioned Kingsley and when he refused to answer the doorman notified the police who arrested the father.