Her name is Favour. The last time she set her eyes on her
mother was in December 2019, when she was barely five
With tears in her eyes, her mother hugged her, promising
to come back for her.
Little Favour apparently thought her mother was just
stepping out of their Ikorodu home, in Lagos, to return
later in the day , as had been the case.
But her mother was leaving the shores of Nigeria, in
search of greener pastures in the United States of
Before leaving their apartment, Favour’s mother also
hugged her husband, John Emmanuel and in a hush tone ,
begged him to take care of their daughter.
Unfortunately, Favour was deprived of the fruition of that
promise. This is because as you read this piece, her
remains had been buried in a shallow grave.
Surprisingly, her assailant was alleged to be her father.
His reason? He was alleged to have killed her following
news that his wife had married a Sierra Leonean in the
United States of America and was pregnant for the
It was gathered that after allegedly killing Favour,
Emmanuel, buried her remains in a shallow grave and
Neighbors who had not seen Favour for sometime,
became curious when they did not see her father too.
One of them was said to have alerted others upon
discovering a newly dug shallow grave behind their
building. In the inquisitive neighbour’s attempt to ascertain
what was buried , he reportedly discovered it was Favour.
Neighbours concluded the deceased’s father was culpable.
They waited patiently for Emmanuel until he returned two
weeks later . They apprehended him and handed him over
to the Police.
Emmanuel, is still being interrogated by detectives at the
Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, SCIID,Yaba.
Police sources said, “ the suspect said he did what he did
out of annoyance. He said he didn’t believe his wife could
dump him for another man after swearing with everything
she holds dear, to come and pick him and their daughter”
Police sources said necessary action would be taken after