Father flogs two-year-old son to death in Bayelsa


There is outrage in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital over an incident that involved a man flogging his two-year-old son to death.

According to investigations the father who simply identified as Vwede from Delta State had used wires to flog his two-year-old son at the residence along Imiringi road, till the boy fainted.

Realising what he had done, he quickly rushed the boy to a private hospital, Answer Clinic along the Rushmore Hotel road at Imiringi where medical personnel battled to save the boy before he gave up.

Immediately the father was informed that the boy had died, he absconded to an unknown destination.

The hospital staff contacted the Police and the non-governmental organization, Do Foundation which is involved in the campaign against gender violence and protection of the child.

The Head of Legal, Do foundation, Mr. Stanley Churchill Aimiekumo said the landlord of the residence in which the killer father is a tenant called the foundation to alert them on the development, claiming that the dead two- years- old boy was constantly being tortured by the father before the latest incident.

The State Coordinator of the Do Foundation, Ms Comfort Itoru, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said the incident has been reported to the Akenfa Police.

Itoru said the Do Foundation has since reached out to other advocacy groups in the state including the State Gender Response Initiative Team (GRIT) to prevail on the men of the Nigerian Police to investigate and prosecute the man who killed an innocent child.

” We have reached to other advocacy groups over the incident. We however called on residents of the state not to keep quiet in the face of noticeable violence against the girl child, under-aged and women,” she said.




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