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Man flogs two-year-old son to death in Bayelsa



A MAN, identified as Vwede, has allegedly beaten his two-year-old son to death in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and absconded.

  It wsa gathered that the accused father, from Delta State, often tortured the boy, brutally flogged the boy and took him to a private hospital after the deceased fainted.

  The accident, according to an NGO, Do Foundation, happened on Sunday, along Imiringi Road, a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital.

  The mother of the deceased boy was said to have abandoned the union.

  The state coordinator of the Do Foundation, Comfort Itoru, who confirmed the development to journalists, said the incident had been reported at Akenfa Police Station.

  Itoru, however, said the killer-father was at large.

  Itoru said the foundation has since reached out to other advocacy groups in the state, including the State Gender Response Initiative Team (GRIT) to prevail on the Nigeria Police to investigate and prosecute the man who killed an innocent child. 

  “We have reached out to other advocacy groups over the incident. We however call on residents of the state not to keep quiet in the face of noticeable violence against the girl child, underaged and women,” Itoru said.

  The police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the matter is complicated as the murderer father had since run away and his whereabouts are unknown at the moment.

  He said the identity of the man is not known and he had since gone into hiding, thereby complicating the investigation.

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