MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Winnie Kodilonye
In what looks like a tale at moonlight, a mother of five has given reason why she collaborated with her 43-year-old husband to kill and bury two of their children, citing poverty as the cause.
The man simply identified as Sanjo with his wife, have been arrested for allegedly killing their children and burying them on their farmland in Osogbo, Osun State.
The State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo, who confirmed the arrest of the couples to AtlanticNewsonline said the duo have been handed over to the police describing the action of the couples as wicked. She vowed
that the government of Adegboyega Oyetola will not condone acts of violence, child abuse or any other related act in the state.
Olaboopo who also assured that the perpetrators would not go unpunished and warned those similarly inclined in such heinous acts to desist or face wrath of the law.
In a confessional statement made by Sanjo, he explained that he married his wife in 2008 and God blessed them with five children but and confessed that he beat their third child to death unintentionally, adding ,” my wife and I buried the child on our farmland.”
His wife also confessed that four of their five children have died, remaining a newly born baby who was delivered recently despite their efforts to terminate it during pregnancy.
She explained that they decided to kill two of the babies due to poverty while they dumped the third one around Technical Area, Osogbo.
Narrating her ordeal in the hands of her husband, she said, apart from constantly subjecting her to hard labour on his farm, the man is fond of beating and tying her down before sexual intercourse.
The woman also confessed that on several occasions, she had been compelled to source sexual partners for the suspect.
She narrated how they had made several abortion attempts on the new baby but their efforts were futile.