Police in Bayelsa State has confirmed the arrest of a man, Samuel Sunday, for allegedly poisoning his three children with sniper, killing two of the children while the third one survived.
The surviving son told newsmen that, “Our father and his brother tied three of us and gave us sniper to drink. I was told that my brothers are dead, and that I am the only one that survived,” the boy said in tears on his hospital bed.
According to the Commissioner of police in the state, Aminu Saleh, the suspect and his brother, Aya Preye, were being charged for the murder of the two children. He identified the deceased boys as Miracle (12) and God’s time (10).
The police commissioner said that the suspect had alleged that his sons were wizards who were responsible for his sickness.
Dr Moses Emeka of Hillem Medical Centre, who attended to the only survivor, said the boy was brought to the hospital unconscious by an NDLEA official. The doctor confirmed that the survivor was responding to treatment and would soon recover.