The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command (NSCDC) has arrested a pastor, Peter Etim of one of the pentecostal churches in Ile‑Oluji area of the state for child abuse.
The pastor who hails from Akwa Ibom was paraded by the NSCDC at the state command headquarters for inflicting serious body injuries on two of his male children, Elijah (10) and Hope (8) said that they stole N180 and also sold some wares in his shop on credit without his permission.
As a result of the boys action he lost his temper, which led him to beating them with electric wire.
The command image maker, Mr. Kayode Balogun, speaking on the incident advised parents and guardians to be careful about the way they treat their children.
Balogun said children have some rights which needed to be protected under the Child Rights Act of Ondo State and the federation.
He said the suspect, with his two children, will be handed over to Child Rights Department of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ondo State for prosecution in line with the Child Rights Act of the state after concluding investigation.