In the early hour on Sunday, October 04,2020, a mother in Akwa Ibom state is accused of roasting her 11-year-old son’s hands by placing it directly on fire because he took food from the pot without permission.
The thought of a woman abusing a child is a terrible one. It contradicts conventional concepts of woman as mother, providing for and protecting her young.
A child who is abused is more likely to abuse others as an adult so that violence is passed down from one generation to the next. It is therefore critical to break this cycle of violence, and in so doing create positive multi-generational impacts.
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An LIB reader, who sent in photos of the injured boy identified as Victory, stated that he lives with his father, Clement, a tricycle driver, and his biological mother, an orange seller, at number 33 Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Street, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo local government area in Akwa Ibom state.
From The Information Gathered By NAIJANEWSMILL, On Friday October 2, Victory went into their kitchen to get something to eat after his parents allegedly left home without giving him money nor food to eat.
When the mother found out he went into her kitchen to get food by himself, she allegedly lit the stove and placed his hands on the fire and inflicted severe injuries on him, NaijaCover Reports
Older injuries on the boy’s body also show this isn’t the first time he’s getting burnt with fire.
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There’s a burn scar on his stomach alongside other scars on his body, NaijaCover Reports.
NAIJANEWSMILL, contacted the spokesperson of the state police command who said he is not aware of the case of child abuse but will investigate and revert as soon as possible.
The police spokeman, CSP Nnudam FREDRICK said the mother will be charged to court as soon as the police concludes investigation.