In Delta State, an unnamed woman was arrested for beating her 7-year-old son to death. The mum told the boy to ride a bike (sit in the air) but the boy was too hungry to do so, according to sources. This had made her angry. Then, she beat the boy until he collapsed.
The boy died on Monday, according to several reports; a night after his mother dished out her punishment. The eyewitness account said, “The boy was punished by the mother. She asked him to ‘ride a bike’ (sit in the air), but he couldn’t do it, because he was tired. She got really angry and starts to flog him before he collapses. He passed away.
The area’s residents couldn’t say why the lady poured so much wrath on her son that led to his death.
The sad event that occurred in the Warri South local government area community Agwarrhah has produced various reactions. While some blamed the conduct of the mother on the devil, some blamed the mother herself. Other commentators have demanded that the law take the right course on the sad incident.
The Delta State Police Command PRO, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, however, confirmed the tragic incident and also the woman’s arrest.