A man in Imo state is said to have be@t his 2-month-old kid with a hanger for disturbing his sleep and breaking the baby’s arm, resulting in amputation.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) have urged the Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police Force to arrest and prosecute one Mr. Confidence Amatobi for allegedly abusing his 2-month-old infant, Miracle.
Mr. Amatobi is accused of assaulting Miracle with a plastic hanger and breaking the baby’s arm for disturbing his sleep. The shattered arm was amputated at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Owerri’s Pediatrics unit, as a result of the tragedy.
NAWOJ, NHRC, and the aggrieved mother of baby Miracle made the call for justice in Owerri the Imo State Capital.
Imo State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Dr. Dorothy Nnaji who spoke to newsmen after visiting the amputated boy at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, confirmed that the injury inflicted by the 31-year-old father, a native of Amurie in Isu LGA of the state, led to the amputation of the little boy’s right hand.