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)