A man identified as John Depuun has reportedly killed his daughter in Mbangur, Benue State and said he was directed by God to use her as a sacrificial lamb.
According to reports, Depuun snatched the baby from his wife and took her to a bush where he killed her.
Depuun was later dragged to Tse-Agberagba Division police station by his neighbors and other villagers.
During interrogation, Depuun admitted to killing the baby but said he did as instructed by God.
According to him:
“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.”
He also denied speculations that he is battling mental illness.
However, his family alleged his change in attitude in recent days.
They revealed that he had informed them of his decision to deepen his involvement in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, a society in the Catholic church.