A Nigerian father beat his 4-year-old son to a state of coma, leaving him with serious body marks in Lagos state for soiling himself.
The father, Tunde, was arrested by officers of the Lagos state Police command after he beat his 4-year-old son, Ezekiel, to a state of coma after he excreted on himself.
Ezekiel’s mother and Tunde seperated after a few years of marriage due to constant acts of domestic violence, his neighbours revealed. His mother left with Ezekiel initially but later returned him to his father.
Tunde who was now remarried is said to always maltreat Ezekiel, a neighbour told The Nation.
“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
Confirming his arrest, the Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu, 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.”