Monday, 22 May 2017
Father beats his 7-year-old son to death in Rivers state
A man resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria killed his son yesterday, Saturday, in Port Harcourt. The man, identified simply as Inimgba allegedly hit 7yr old George Tamunoibuemie with a hard object, leading to his demise. A police source in Port Harcourt confirmed this. A female neighbor of the deceased said that Inimgba was not an attentive father and would abandon George, forcing him to fend for himself. The neighbor said only days before, on Thursday precisely, she bought a pencil for him to use at school only for her to hear he had been killed by his father.
She told Vanguard. “Just this week, I saw this little boy at a shop, people gathered around him. He stole a doughnut and everyone was blaming his father, saying he wasn’t giving him food and that, that was why the boy stole. They said the father and the boy’s step mum maltreated him. I saw scar all over his body. The people he stole the doughnuts from even gave him more doughnuts and soft drink. I took the little boy to my house and interviewed him. He was an intelligent boy. He told me the same thing and even asked me to give him a pencil to school which I did.
I also bought biscuits for him, took photograph of him before he left. I promised to see his father but couldn’t due to my tight schedule this (last week). This morning, I woke up to hear that his father has killed him. The father beat him to death. The father is at the Amadi police station now while the little boy’s body has been taken to the mogue. I saw the father briefly being held at the station as he was claiming that he only beat him small”, she said According to Sri George who shared the incident on Instagram, the father and the boy's stepmother have now been handed over to the police.