Fortunately for the little angel, someone had witnessed him burying her alive and hurriedly exhumed her after fighting and overpowering Macaulay at the scene.
The person, Saturday Ekama, took the child to the police station to report what had happened.
Little Edna had a neck injury after she was dug out and she is currently undergoing treatment at Saint Francis Hospital in Asaba, while her dad is in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Asaba
Macaulay told police that he attempted to kill his daughter because he was angry with his wife. He said he did it in anger and was sorry!