There has been anger in Imo state after a father reportedly broke the arm of his two-month-old son and fled. It was gathered that the suspect, who is on the run, said the toddler was disturbing his sleep.
The kid was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where the affected hand was amputated to save his life.
The state Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Uka Ukachi, on Tuesday, said the commission visited the infant and her mother at Ward 13, FMC, Owerri.
While calling on public-spirited individuals to come to the rescue of the child and his mother, Ukachi called on the police to arrest the fleeing father to answer for his crime.
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She said NHRC was committed to ensuring that the victim got justice.
She said, “The man is on the run. The boy’s hand has been amputated. He is at the FMC, Owerri. We want the father to answer for his crime. We demand his arrest. The kid needs justice.”
The police have yet to issue a statement on the incident.
Imo State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Dr. Dorothy Nnaji who spoke to newsmen in Owerri after visiting the amputated boy at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, disclosed that the injury inflicted by the 31-year-old father, a native of Amurie in Isu LGA of the state led to the amputation of the little boy’s right hand.
Mrs. Nnaji who frowned at the dastardly cruel act of Mr. Amatobi expressed shock that a father could assault his innocent child simply because he was crying and disturbing his sleep.
She disclosed that Mr. Amatobi was reported to have repeatedly hit the baby with a plastic object to stop him from crying until the right hand broke.