Mobs Monday attempted to burn down the house of a man in Ejigbo area of Lagos who allegedly killed his two year old son and buried him secretly.
It was gathered that the man whose wife abandoned their child due to his problematic nature was said to have beaten the boy to death over his constant cry for food.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Fashola Street, Ejigbo, where the man resides with his late son.
The police in Ejigbo have also begun a manhunt for a man who was said to have escaped after the alleged killing which occurred on friday morning.
Sources said that the suspect identified as Oni Mama reportedly beat his son Deji his to death because he was crying and running after him for food in the morning as he was about to leave home for work.
It was gathered that the suspect who was already frustrated with taking care of the boy started beating him until he passed out.
When he noticed that the boy was dead, he put him in a sack and buried him secretly at an undisclosed location in the area.
The suspect was living alone with the victim because the mother abandoned him after she had a quarrel with her husband. She went to marry another man.
Since then, Oni Mama has been finding it difficult to cope with taking care of the boy and at the same time going to work everyday.
The neighbours who saw what happened went to the Ejigbo Police Station and reported the incident.
But before the police arrived at the house to arrest Oni Mama, he escaped with his motorcycle and has not returned home since then.
Neighbours said when the police could not arrest him, some tenants were quizzed and asked to make statements before they were released.
One of the tenants who did not want her name mentioned, blamed the incident on the mother of the boy who abandoned the boy.
“Since the boy’s mother left him, the father has been finding difficult to cope with the boy and he was always beating the boy until he killed him,” she said.
Another female tenant also said they warned him that he could kill the boy one day the way he was beating him.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ejigbo Police Station, was not on seat to confirm the incident.
However, police sources at the station confirmed the incident and said investigations is ongoing and that the police is making effort to arrest the suspect.