Thursday, 24 August 2017

Police to Deal with Parents for Cutting Son’s Hand


Rebecca Ejifoma
Alade Police Station in Shomolu Lagos has vowed to deal decisively with Mrs. Moji Lawal and her husband for lacerating the right hands of her 14 years old Lateef Lawal with blade for returning home late from church.

Mrs. Lawal, a typist at Yaba College of Technology and her husband a commercial bus driver, lacerated his hands with razor blade yesterday Wednesday as reported by the Child Protection Network Coordinator of Shomolu local government, Comrade Toyin Okanlawon, who took up the case and reported it to authority. “My neighbour alarmed me of this. She even followed me to the Shomolu General Hospital. The office of social welfare assisted us with hospital card and free drugs were given to the boy, with an injection to prevent infection.”

Mother of the boy and perpetrator, Mrs. Lawal
According to Okanlawon, Lateef and his two sisters Adiat, five years old, and Halimat aged two lack good parental care and were being  neglected by parents.
He added: “After his treatment, I took him to the Alade police station and bought food for him with water.”

Although, Lateef has been attended to medically, the DPO of Alade Station, CSP Segun Ajao, promised to deal with the parents to serve as deterrent to others. He is expecting Lateef's parent to come to the station to say why the boy was so much abused to such extent.