Court sentences father to 24-hour community service for beating and injuring his 6-year-old son

A 30-year-old man, Ola Emmanuel, was sentenced on Wednesday to 24 hours of community service by a family court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, for beating his 6-year-old boy with a cable inflicting bodily harm. .

The accused, who was arraigned by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command, allegedly subjected the boy to regular torture and abuse at the hands of his father .

Trouble began at the father’s residence at No. 2 Temitope Street, Oke-Onitea, Osogbo last Tuesday when the victim who was allegedly out of school due to his father’s inability to pay his school fees, ate the leftover beans cooked by his father before he arrived from work on that unfortunate day.

It was learned that after preparing the beans, the father served the little boy his own portion and kept the rest for himself when he returned from work, but his hopes were dashed when he got home and discovered that his son had eaten the rest. kept food for his own consumption.

According to the NSCDC legal department prosecutor, the act infuriated the father, which led to the boy being stupidly beaten with a cable and inflicting bodily harm.

Seeing the brutal treatment inflicted on the child by the father, local residents convinced the father to temper justice with mercy, but when they found that their demands had not been met, they contacted the area commander of the NSCDC who then arrested the father and was brought to justice.

The defendants, however, pleaded guilty to the offense and were sentenced to 24-hour community service.

The court then ordered the boy to remain in the custody of the Osun State Government Children’s Home.

Speaking after the judgment, the Chief of the Anti-Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration and Gender Equality Unit of the NSCDC at Osun Command, a Chief Superintendent of the Corps, Mr. Onifade Clement , spoke out against the prevalence of child abuse in the state. guardians to refrain from abusing children under any circumstances.

The State Commander of NSCDC, Mr. Emanuel Ocheja, while commenting on the matter, cautioned parents and guardians against any form of child abuse.

He urged the public not to back down by giving adequate and proactive information to the Corps for a quick response.

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