A man is standing trial for ordering his 3-week old baby to be assassinated.
Prosecution witness, Inspector Simeon Kunamon, yesterday told a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere how a motorcycle rider, popularly known asOkada, Ilaya Peters, was paid N5,000 to murder the baby.
According to Vanguard, he testified that the baby’s father, Moses Joseph, who is attached to Nigerian Navy, Amuwo Odofin, paid the defendant and others at large the said sum to forcibly take the baby from her mother, Gloria Yusuf, at about 1a.m. at her residence at 8, Odofin Close, Ajegunle.
The baby was stolen and thrown into the lagoon in a peak milk cartoon, adding that the deceased baby’s body could not be recovered.
According to him, trouble started when Gloria Yusuf, mother of the baby told Moses, her lover of one year, that she was pregnant, and that Moses asked her to terminate the pregnancy, which she refused.
This, according to him, made her to pack out of the house and rented an apartment at Ajegunle, until she gave birth on January 13, 2012, to a baby girl she named Princess Happiness Moses.
He said the baby was killed on February 2, 2012, at about 1a.m., four weeks after the father of the baby paid her a visit.
The father , however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him as Justice Adebiyi adjourned the matter to February 18, 2015