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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Woman fractures eight-year-old son’s head for leaving the house

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, identified only as Mary, for allegedly fracturing the head of her eight-year-old son.  The son, Samuel, was punished for leaving the house without permission and going to a neighbour’s place.

Mary, who lived on Furniture Avenue, Jakande Estate Gate in the Isolo area of the state, allegedly hurled a stone at Samuel which broke his head because she did not meet Samuel at home when she returned from work.  She was said to have met the boy in a neighbour’s place and attempted to flog him. While Samuel ran, the mother allegedly picked a stone and hurled it at the boy. The stone hit the boy’s head, damaging his head. The boy was rushed to a government hospital.

“The boy’s father is no longer with the mother. The man has shown up at the police station, where he confessed that he was unable to financially look after the victim. The social worker subsequently took the child to a shelter until when he would be reunited with his family.

One of the residents was said to have also reported the matter to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team.

The DSVRT was said to have got across to the Ministry of Youth and Social Development which sent an official to the area.

The Coordinator, DSVRT, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the ministry had taken custody of the injured boy.

She said, “The government has rescued the boy from his mother. The Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development was contacted, and a social worker was dispatched to rescue the boy.

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