John Depuun, from Benue State is now resting his head in police cell after he snatched his infant daughter from his wife and slaughtered her as a sacrifice to God.
The incident happened in Mbangur, Tse-Agberagba, Konshisha LG.
The man identified as John Depuun owned up to the taboo, saying he did it as directed by God. He said:
“It is my sheep and I decided to sacrifice it to God as demanded of me.I have not laid my hands on anyone’s child and as such, should not be condemned.”
Family members say the fellow is mentally retarded, but he denied any such thing.