How Mum Allegedly Fractured 8-Year-Old Son’s Head in Lagos

A mum simply identified as Mary has been arrested in the Isolo area of Lagos for allegedly breaking her 8-year-old son’s head. She had reportedly attempted to flog the poor boy for leaving the house to visit a neighbour without her permission but he ran and she hurled a stone at him. The stone unfortunately hit his head.

According to Punch, angry neighbours were said to have attempted to mob her before policemen arrived and arrested her. The boy, Samuel was then rushed to a government hospital.

A resident said,

“We were attracted on Friday by the cries of the boy. What angered most people was the belief that Mary was hostile to the boy. He dropped out of school last year and has not been attending any school.

When I got to the scene, the boy’s shirt was stained with blood. Blood was also coming out from his head. The mother explained that she had warned him to stay at home. But when she came back, she could not find him. That made her angry.

We initially administered first aid on the boy, and when he was stable, he was rushed to a general hospital. We then invited the police.”

Another witness, Mama Ada, said Samuel was Mary’s only child, adding that the boy’s father had separated from her.

“Mama Sam (Mary) did not deliberately break her son’s head. The boy’s father had divorced her since last year, and he did not send any money for the upkeep of the boy. Samuel dropped out of school last year.

The mother does not have a good job. Her fault was that she was too hard on the boy by hitting him with a stone. But she is now remorseful,” she said.

Meanwhile, the case was also reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team. The Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, 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.

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…”

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