A 30 – year-old man, Ola Emmanuel, has been arraigned before a Family Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital for allged child abuse.
The defendant was brought to Court by Nigerian Security and civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Osun State Command.
The defendant, a divorcée, was arraigned for abusing his 6 years old son at his residence at No. 2 Temitope Street, Oke-Oniti, Osogbo area of the State.
According to NSCDC, the victim was said to have been out of school due to inability of his father to pay his school fees.
According to prosecution the defendant prepared beans, served the little boy his own portion and kept the remaining for himself in but on returning back from work he discovered that his son had finished the all the food.
The act according to the prosecution, infuriated the man which made him to beat the boy mercilessly with a cable and inflicted injuries on the boy’s body.
It was learnt that a concerned neighbour raised alarm and contacted the Area Commander of NSCDC who subsequently arrested the defendant
The prosecution also alleged that the defendant had been subjected to regular torture and abuse by his father and that the bodily wounds on the body of the wounds is an evidence of torture.
The defendants pleaded guilty as charged and was sentence to 24 hours Community service .
The trial Magistrate who refused to disclosed his name ordered the boy to remain in the custody of Osun State Government children’s home.
Speaking after the Judgement, the of Head, Anti-Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration and Gender Based Unit, of the NSCDC in Osun Command, a Chief Superintendent of Corps, Mr Onifade Clement has decried the prevalence of child abuse in the State advised parents and guardians to desist from child abuse in any circumstance.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Emanuel Ocheja while commenting on the issue warned parent, guardian against any form of Child abuse.
He urged the public not to relent in giving adequate and proactive information to the Corps for prompt response.
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