Man arrested for burying son alive

Man arrested for burying son alive

A 39-year old man has been arrested at Aduku Police station in Apac District for allegedly burying his five year old son alive.

The suspect is said to have buried his son Lazarus Ogwal in an anthill to keep the child away from his nagging stepmother who had allegedly threatened to kill him.

Mr Tom Olomo, a resident of Akwon village, Ongoceng parish in Aduku Sub-county was arrested yesterdat with his wife, Ms Santa Adero, aged 59 years.

The child was discovered by a group of women who were heading to the garden . It is said that they heard a child crying in a nearby bush, and when they looked around, they saw a child in an anthill.

Upon removal, the child was still alive, but looked feeble, malnourished and his skin had begun to look like the soil of an anthill.

According to the police statement, the suspect confessed that he put his son in a pit six days ago, to save him from his new wife Adero who had warned that she did not want to see any child at their home, since she was childless.

The officer in charge Child and Family Protection Unit at Aduku Police Station, Ms Ketty Oroma, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspects would be transferred to Apac Central Police Station on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder.