Father flogs son with a hot cutlass.
A father who is known as Wisdom a.k.a Owais has been detained for flogging his 12-year old son with a hot cutlass in Ughoton community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
Tori4africa compiled that the event happened last Wednesday, leaving the son, Efe, with heart-wrenching wounds on the back.
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A father who is known as Wisdom a.k.a Owais has been detained for flogging his 12-year old son with a hot cutlass in Ughoton community, Okpe Local Government Area
Although, the reason for ill-treatment was not clear.
Results, however, revealed that Wisdom, a welder, regularly beats up the son after smoking substances suspected to be cannabis.
It was gathered that his aggressive behaviour and penchant for fighting, stopped neighbours from interfering whenever he manhandled the child.
Coordinator for Defense of Human Rights, Ebrumede/Okuokoko Unit Kelvin Ejumudo, who intervened on getting wind of the matter, asserted sadness over the development.
Eduardo who is also representing youths of Delta State on the Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Police Brutality disclosed that the boy was taken for medical treatment, while the father has been in police detention.
He pointed out that Efe, the father, alongside his girlfriend lived together, as he (the father) was no longer with the mother of Efe.
Immediately we got information that a father put a knife on fire and brutalized the son, we moved into action. We went to the police station to get an arrest warrant then proceeded to the compound.
The father hid, at first. But with the help of the community, we were able to get him arrested and brought him to Orerokpe Police Station.
We took the boy for medication, while the father was kept in a cell. Then, we took the boy back to the community and handed him over to an uncle who seemed mature and responsible.
Neighbours said that is how he always beats up the child each time he smokes,” Ejumudo said.