Lagos state police command have arrested a father who had beaten his own son, Ezekiel, to the point of coma, leaving several body marks on his body.
The man identified as, Tunde was said to have gotten angry with his son, Ezekiel, for excreting on his body,
According to their neighbors, who were witnesses, stated that Ezekiel’s mum and Tunde were married for a few years until she left him over constant acts of domestic violence. She initially left with Ezekiel but later returned him to his father who had already remarried.
According to media reports, A neighbor stated that Ezekiel was always being maltreated by Tunde and his new wife.
“Tunde married another wife and the woman always beat Ezekiel at every little provocation. Nobody in the neighbourhood could stop Tunde from beating the boy because of his unruly behaviour.” the neighbor said
Police officer, CSP, Taiwo Kasumu, at the Igando Divisional office, confirmed the arrest of Tunde, Confirming his arrest, the Igando Divisional Police Officer, said;
“We have arrested him and the child is with us. Though the child can’t be with us; I have contacted the Lagos State Child Protection Unit for further action.”