A photo of a little boy who has been a victim of incessatant brutal assault by his father and stepmother has gone viral on the internet.
From photos posted on Twitter by one Ryann Agada, the little boy not only looks malnourished but his body is covered with deep scars probably gotten from his parents.
In a lengthy tweet thread by Ryan Agada who claims the little boy lives in her neighbourhood, said one of the scars on his face was as a result of a knife the dad put in the fire and placed on his jaw because he stole meat from the pot.
Agada said she had to take the little boy to Uwanse police station in Calabar adding that his father and stepmother will be arrested.
The little boy’s story which has since gone viral has sparked outrage online as well-meaning Nigerians have called for justice for him.
Read her claims;
“I have been seeing this little boy for a couple of days, but I thought he was just one random kid that stays around. But he caught my attention yesterday when I saw him standing close to a flower in front of my house… He was acting as if he was hiding from someone…
“I called him and asked what he was doing there. He said nothing.
“I told him to leave that place and go home, he said he couldn’t. I asked why, and he told me his story…That his dad is married to another woman, she maltreats him, she doesn’t give him food…
“His dad always beat him. The scar on his face was as a result of a knife the dad put in the fire and placed on his jaw because he stole meat from the pot.
“He said he was hungry so I gave him food, water and then told him to go home and apologise to his dad.
“I went out and came back around 11 pm to see this little child sleeping in front of one closed shop, Outside. It was drizzling and everywhere was cold. I woke him up and asked why he hasn’t gone home. In his words ” my father pursue me from house because my auntie break television come talk say na me”.
“I couldn’t leave him outside so I told him to sleep in my corridor. I gave him a wrapper to cover himself. I was even scared. So this morning I took him to one policeman.
“That lives in my area. He said they’re going to arrest the dad. His mum is late.
“This little boy needs help. He is currently at uwanse police station in Calabar.”
— Ryann Agada 😘😘 (@ryann_agada) June 27, 2019