Security operatives have arrested a 34-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old baby boy, Divine Eze.

The incident happened in Nkwelle -Ezunaka, near Onitsha, Anambra State.

The suspect, Mr Onwele Anayo, was said to have visited the deceased father the previous day where he spent the night with the family.

The Nation gathered that the suspect had carried out the act following a brawl between him and deceased father around midnight.

“The man also attempted to kill the father after killing the son if not that he ran for his dear life,” a resident of the area narrated.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the body of the child has been recovered, while investigation has commenced.

He said: “The Anambra State Police Operatives have today 16/6/2022 arrested one Mr Onwele Anayo ‘M’ aged 34years on the murder of Divine Eze ‘M’ aged 3yr residing in Hillview Estate, Nkwelle -Ezunaka.

“Preliminary information shows that the suspect visited the father of the victim yesterday 15/6/2022 and spent the night in the victim’s house.

“In the early hours of today 16/6/2022, an argument ensued between the father and the suspect. The suspect (Mr Anayo) took the child (Divine) as he was sleeping and killed him, by hitting him on the floor severally.

“Mr Anayo carried a knife from the room, pursued the father around the house, threatening to kill him.

“Police Operatives have visited the scene and recovered the body of the child and investigation is ongoing. Further development will be communicated.”