A three-year-old boy is the latest victim of child abuse after his uncle's wife brutalized him because her husband got her angry.
According to a woman who claims the boy identified as Kelechi Okolie, is her nephew, he was brought by his uncle to live with him and his family in Lagos from somewhere in the eastern part of the country but instead of treating him like family, his uncle's wife turned him into an unwanted slave, beating and inflicting severe injuries on the poor boy.
Read what the woman posted on social media to that effect:
"The little boy, Kelechi Okolie, has been rescued by his uncle who brought him from the village to Lagos, a few weeks ago. I was surprised when my brother called my attention to this horrible incident. My 3-year-old nephew that was brought to Lagos few weeks ago, has been brutally beaten by his wife.
My brother said he got back from work to meet his wife in the bathroom beating Kelechi, reason being that she was trying to force the little boy to wee but was unable because he wasn't pressed.
Kelechi Okolie's aunt
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My brother told me he now understands the Kelechi would always cry, wanting to go with him whenever he was set for work.
I received the distress call from my older brother this morning, 26th June. I rushed down to his house at Mile 12 area, but to my greatest surprise, the little child that was looking so healthy when leaving his parents in the village few weeks ago, has lost so much weight and also the child was full of bruises and bloody wounds on his face.
The child’s back was also full of wounds that seem to be made by whipping. Children around told me that the woman always beat little Kelechi each time she gets upset with her husband, who is my brother and Kelechi's uncle.
For goodness sake, I wish to know the offense of this boy because this boy is so calm and reserved. I confronted the woman and she was proud to say that she did it because my brother offended her before leaving the house that day."
"What can be done to the perpetrator of this brutality? I plead on the authorities to look into this and bring justice to the perpetrator, so it can serve as a lesson to others. I await your favorable response."