Nigerian jailed for life for beating girlfriend’s child to death

Nigerian jailed for life for beating girlfriend’s child to death

Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, from London, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of the murder of Alex Malcolm

He beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a British park because the child lost a shoe was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday.

Witnesses heard a male voice screaming about a lost shoe while a child fearfully apologised on November 20, 2016.

Police said: “The child sustained a deadly brain injury and internal bruising to his stomach; a post-mortem examination concluded this had been caused by a kick, stamp or punch”.

Iheanacho was later seen talking on his phone while a child lay on his back on a bench next to him, a limp arm dangling down.

Rather than taking the boy to a nearby hospital, only five-minute’ walk away, Iheanacho took him home in a taxi, where he attacked the boy’s mother, Lilya Breha, when she tried to call an ambulance.

The boy died in hospital two days later.

His shoe was found in the park by police shortly after the assault took place.

Police stated thus: “Iheanacho subjected that poor little boy to a brutal assault after flying into an uncontrollable rage just because Alex lost one of his shoes”.

Iheanacho was said to have come up with various stories to try to cover his tracks, insisting his girlfriend lied to him, and attacked her when she tried to get medical help for her unconscious son.

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) recently stated that violence against children is prevalent in Nigeria. 50% of children across Nigeria experience physical violence.

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