A young boy in Lagos is said to have lost his life yesterday after his guardians beat him up for delaying in carrying out his chores.
12-year-old Onyedikachi Mbanozo was allegedly beaten to death by Paul Obiefule and his wife in the Agege area of the state around 2pm.
The boy was reportedly assigned some chores but instead of doing them, he went out to play with his peers.
This incurred the wrath of the Obiefule couple who went on to beat him to death. The police were informed of the incident by an anonymous source who called them.
The Nation reports:
It was gathered that the Obiefules were always beating the boy and neighbors had always warned them of its implications.
The Nation learnt that Mbanozo was asked to carry out some domestic duties by his guardians, but he allegedly went to play with his peers on Children’s Day.
When his guardians saw him playing, they started beating him until he died, a source said.
Police spokesperson Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), confirmed the incident.
She said: “The DPO, while on patrol with his men, received an anonymous call that a man and his wife had beaten a boy living with them to death.
“On receipt of the information, police patrol vehicles moved to the scene and brought the suspects and the deceased to the station for detailed investigations. The case is under investigation at the Pen Cinema Division.”