The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have arrested one Godstime Ategho over the injuries he inflicted on his seven-year-old son.
The father was said to have tortured the boy for eating the food meant for him (father).
According to the agency, the 29-year-old plumber tied up his son and burned him with a hot iron, inflicting injuries all over his body.
NAPTIP, in a statement, said the suspect was arrested in Kuje, a satellite town in Abuja where the incident occurred.
“He (Ategho) brutalised his seven-year-old son and used pressing iron on him. The boy’s offence? He ate the food kept for the father and on return from work, the 29-year-old plumber became angry with the little boy, brutalised him, took a hot iron and pressed it on different parts of his body, thereby causing him grievous bodily injuries.
“This is child abuse and NAPTIP condemns it totally,” the statement read partly.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper)
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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