Why a mother stabbed her own 7-yr-old son
Investigations have revealed why a mother stabbed her own son with a broken bottle. And you sure didn't see this reason coming.
Promise, 7, had been stabbed for allegedly defiling his two-year-old step-sister and the daughter of a neighbour, Punch reports.
The incident happened on Monday on Tunde Olusola Street, in the Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos.
It was revealed that while the mother was away, Promise went to visit the five-year-old neighbour’s daughter at her parents’ apartment. He was said to have met Dupe (pseudonym) alone and took her to his mother’s room.
On getting to the room, he reportedly told her to remove her clothes and lie down. It was said that he slept on top of the girl and fiddled with her private parts.
Dupe’s mother had left her with her sister, who was said to have left home when the incident happened.
Dupe narrated what transpired between her and Promise to her mother when she came back.
A neighbour, who only agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, said that Yemi’s mother invited Promise to her apartment and verified the story in the presence of her daughter.
She said, “Initially, he denied. But when the woman assured him that she would not tell his mother, he opened up and said it was true. He said he had been doing it with his step-sister too. The woman later reported Promise to his mother and he confessed to her as well.”
She first beat him with a stick on Monday for the offence. But all of a sudden, she smashed a bottle and stabbed him in the back.”
A resident, Bose Komolafe, said the mother had been arrested by the police from the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Division, while Promise had been admitted to a hospital in the area.
She said, “Some neighbours rushed to rescue the child from her. He is on admission at a hospital. Whatever the child might have done wrong, such a move was too harsh.”
The apartment Promise lived in with his mother, Fred, is currently under lock and key.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Fred stabbed her son on the back for allegedly touching the vagina of his two-year-old sister. She has been apprehended. The victim is currently receiving treatment at a hospital. The neighbour’s daughter case was not reported to us.”
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