Edet Asuquo who resided in Idi Araba Lagos is currently at large after he slapped his three-Week-Old baby Gift Asuquo.
The Police made this known revealing that the suspect fled on hearing that the police are looking for him.
Edet Asuquo At Large For Slapping Three-Week-Old Baby Girl
The Baby who nearly died was allegedly slapped by the father for getting hungry.
Reports reveal that 32-year-old Edet did not like his baby girl, Gift Asuquo as he was expecting a baby boy from his lover, Rosemary Kingsley which has led to several arguments between the duo after the delivery of a girl.
The baby girl has been rushed to the hospital as the severity of the slap made her convulse severally.
The hospital workers made the incident known to the Office of the Public Defender who in turn reported the matter to the Itire Police Division.
According to a social worker with the OPD, the slap was still visible on the cheeks of the baby and blood spurted out of the baby’s nostrils as a result of the injury she sustained.
“According to the woman, the baby was crying that morning while the father carried her. He started abusing the baby and saying a girl would not be useful to him because he wanted a boy. She said he slapped the baby. At that point, the baby started convulsing. It was the neighbours who compelled him to get drugs for the girl’s treatment. She was later taken to a hospital. The mark of the assault is visible on the child.”
“When the matter got to our attention, we mobilised policemen to the house. However, we were told that he had escaped. The police have promised to get him arrested for assaulting the innocent baby. Even the mother was being maltreated by Edet; he seized her phone.”
“The rising trend in child abuse is alarming. Children are vulnerable and should be protected, not pummelled. The Lagos State Government will ensure the rights of children are protected and perpetrators who violate these rights, irrespective of status, are brought to book, no matter how long it takes,” she added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, stated that the matter has gotten to the table of the commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who has ordered the arrest of the suspect.
He said, “The case was reported. The man slapped the baby and fled. We are looking for him. In fact, the CP, who detests abuse of children and domestic violence, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to get him arrested. What he did is highly reprehensible and has no place in a modern society.”