A Benue man currently in police custody for killing his daughter claims God asked him to sacrifice her.

It was gathered that the suspect identified as John Depuun, snatched the baby from his wife, took her to a bush where he killed her. He was later arrested by policemen attached to the Tse-Agberagba Division.

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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.