For a few days now, Facebook has been awash with a blood freezing story of a man from Imo State who smashed the skull of his newly born daughter and killed her because he didn’t want a female child.
The Nigeria Police have refuted the news by Daily Times written shared by nairaland.com and other blogs that a new born head was smashed in Imo State.
In a statement made available to, the police claimed it was a fake news and should be disregarded by the public.
The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds on various social media platforms regarding to a story purportedly published by an unknown news agency stating about a man named Ezekiel Anorue whom was said to have smashed a new born baby on the floor because his wife gave birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy, of which the Imo State Public Relations Officer was quoted to have confirmed the story.
The Command wishes to state that there is no record of such case anywhere in the Command and as such declares the said story as “FAKE NEWS”.
Also, the PPRO Imo State Command never granted any interview nor had any conversation with regards to the said issue with anyone, it wondered the reason why some people will just sit and cook up stories that never existed or happened.
In view of the above therefore, members of the public are by this press release advised to disregard the news while the author is hereby warned to desist from generating fake news or raising false alarm as such is capable of causing panic, chaos or breach of peace.