According to published reports, the father of the innocent baby girl was behind the cruel act.
The 25 year old labourer, Macaulay Onitcha, took the young baby to the bush, dug a shallow grave, threw the baby in the grave and covered it with sand.
Fortunately, someone who had witnessed him burying her alive hurriedly exhumed her after fighting and overpowering Macaulay at the scene. The person, Saturday Ekama, took the child to the police station to report what had happened.
Baby Edna had a neck injury after she was dug out and is currently undergoing treatment at Saint Francis Hospital in Asaba, while her dad is in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
When questioned on his reason behind this wicked act, Macaulay told police that he attempted to kill his daughter because he was angry with his wife. He said he did it in anger and was sorry!
Original Story:Photo: Newborn Baby Found Buried Alive