|Itohan Enagbare and her daughter, Iwinosa|
A 15-year-old murder suspect, Gift Edosomwan who was arrested for allegedly killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, has reportedly escaped from a juvenile welfare home, where he was being detained in Benin, the Edo State. It was learnt that Edosomwan escaped last Saturday morning from the welfare home at Upper Sakponba. Edosomwan and others at large were alleged to have gruesomely murdered the 28-year-old victim, Itohan Enagbare, and her daughter, Iwinosa, at about 1pm on December 9, 2015.
The deceased mother and child were allegedly stabbed to death at their residence on Osaze Street, off Dumez Road, in Ikpoba Okha, Edo State. The little girl’s loud cry when she saw that her mother was in danger had also caused the killers to stab her in the back and chest before they fled the scene.
The landlady of the house where the incident occurred had earlier been arrested, but was later released when Gift was arrested. However, the teenager, who was said to be living with the landlady, was later arraigned in court and remanded in prison. The victims were buried side by side in March 2016 at Erediuwa, off Upper Sakponba road in Benin.
Counsel to the Enagbare family, Jefferson Uwoghiren, who raised the alarm, described the disappearance of the killer teenager as worrisome. He also called on law enforcement agencies to re-arrest the teenager and those responsible for his alleged escaped.