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Two weeks old baby dies during parents fight

Rachael Olokungboye

AKURE -A young couple, Ekene Ijokun, 40, and Rose Ijokun, 32, are now in trouble after engaging in fisticuffs which led to the death of their two weeks old baby at Eleyowo community, in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State.

It was gathered that the community was thrown into pandemonium during the fight. The wife had strapped their two weeks old baby at her back during the brawl.

It was alleged that Ekene was always beating his wife during pregnancy. This time around, they got into their usual argument that lead to a fight.

Speaking with Mrs Ijokun’s sister, she said “the baby was strapped at the back of Rose Ijokun when her husband, Ekene Ijokun started a verbal attack on her before it resulted into physical combat.

“I didn’t see it as anything as they usually have such fight and make amends after. But this time, it was the other way round as the disagreement degenerated into a physical combat which eventually claimed the life of the innocent baby.
“The baby was hale and hearty before the incident.

“I removed the baby from her back and placed him on the bed. That was when I realized the baby was lifeless,” she said.
Efforts to revive the baby proved abortive as he was declared dead on arrival at the Basic Health Centre in the community. 

Speaking with The Hope Metro, Olisa of Eleyowo, Chief Eso Ojo said: “the incident was very bad. We have never seen such a case in our community.

“Many times, there have been reports on the couple and it’s unfortunate it ended this way.

“The community leader called for calm, saying the case is being handled by the Ondo State Police command.

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