Using a knife, a Bayelsa man cuts his 9-year-old kid to finish his soup.
In the Edepie neighborhood of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, a 34-year-old man named Elekele Messiah was apprehended after he used a knife to inflict life-threatening injuries on his nine-year-old son, Promise Messiah, for eating all the soup in a pot at home.
Residents claim the man was beaten to a pulp by neighbours before being saved by a naval officer.
Furthermore, the officer then turned the man over to the police, who then contacted members of the state’s International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), led by Demo Pamosoo, to pursue legal action against the man.
Further information revealed that the father, an Okodi village native in the Ogbia LGA, had taken custody of the son from his wife in 2019 with a commitment to give him a higher education in the state capital.
According to a neighbour who asked to remain anonymous, the father frequently mistreated the youngster instead of giving him a solid education and comfortable living arrangements.
The neighbour continued, “Most nights, he leaves the son to sleep on the street whenever he comes home with a lady. Most of the time, the boy goes for days without nourishment. Most of the time, his neighbours will give him something to eat.
Nevertheless, on that tragic day, some neighbours noticed a deep gash on Promise’s chest and enquired about it.
To their amazement, the father responded that he had cut Promise’s chest with a razor because the youngster had stolen soup.
According to FIDA’s Demoosoo, who confirmed the occurrence, when they were informed of the victim’s suffering and situation, they acted right away by providing for his medical needs before informing law enforcement of the issue.
The father has been brought into jail, according to state police spokeswoman SP Asinim Butswat.
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