An 8-year-old boy was scarred with hot iron by his aunt because he ate the 50 Naira groundnut she left in the house.
The incident happened at Anantigha, Calabar South, on Sunday, August 16, when the aunt returned from Sunday service to discover that the groundnut was gone.
She questioned the boy about it, then plugged in an electric iron and used it to burn his back and buttocks. When she was done, she refused to give him food.
Old scars on the boy’s burnt fingers also revealed that it isn’t the first time she has abused him since he started living with her about three years ago.
Speaking with Vanguard on Monday, August 17, the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Esq., said they received a call from Girl Power Initiative, GPI, about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot iron, burning stove and other hot objects.
According to Ibor, she plugged an electric iron and burnt the boys back and buttocks because he ate the N50 left-over groundnut and that was not the first time that such was happening.
He said: “From what the boy has told us, which is also very visible, he has been tortured and traumatised, and the boy is in serious pains. From here we are taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.
“We have written to the Police and the state Ministry of Humanities and Social Welfare to enable us take good care of him in our own shelter home, because we cannot allow the child to go back to the aunty again.
“We have also invited the father, because the mother is late. Further actions can be taken as he and two of his siblings live with the said aunty.
“It is unfortunate that this kind of dastardly act and injury can be inflicted on a child. Even if he ate the groundnut, there is no justification for this kind of wickedness.”
Vehicles destroyed as container falls off trailer in Ogun (photos)
Some vehicles have been destroyed after the containers on a trailer fell off and landed on them along Sango road in Ogun state on Tuesday morning, September 29.
It is not yet certain if there are any casualties from the accident.
See more photos below..
“Avenge my son’s death” – Father of upcoming singer killed by the police in PH begs for justice (video)
The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike Ikeaguchi, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.
The bereaved father mentioned that he lived in the Northern part of Nigeria for years and didn’t lose a finger, only to lose his son when he returned to the South.
He also called on God to avenge his son’s death.
The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.
Sleek was shot dead on Saturday, September 19, 2020, allegedly by a mobile police officer attached to De Topic supermarket, while he was being chased by SARS operatives.
Four policemen have been arrested in connection to the killing.
Below is a video of the father calling for justice
Kogi Tanker Explosion: Photo of woman killed alongside her husband and three children
A couple identified as Mr and Mrs Olu Samson and their three children were killed in the Kogi tanker explosion which occurred on Wednesday September 23.
Most of the victims of the explosion which occurred around 8.30am in the Felele area of Lokoja, along the Lokoja/Abuja Highway, were school children and students of the state -owned Polytechnic located a short distance away from the scene.
It was gathered that the fuel laden tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) suffered brake failure, rammed into five cars, two motorcycles and three tricycles, as it hurtled down the road, killing the occupants before bursting into flames.
The couple was said to be dealing in sewing machines and other tailoring materials at Borehole cantonment in Felele.
According to reports, Samson wanted to drop off his children at school as had become his daily routine before opening his shop.
The couple were on their way to drop off the kids at school when the incident happened. Confirming the report, one Winsome Rufus took to Facebook to mourn the family.
“Black Wednesday Indeed. Fire Accident At Felele Lokoja. Claim life’s.
RIP To Mr And Mrs Samson And Children (Mummy You Left Just Like That)
An entire Family Was Wipe Off From The Surface Of The Earth.”
Meanwhile, it was also gathered that a man from Okene allegedly lost his six children in the explosion.