A young boy was seriously injured by his own mother for refusing to eat ‘fufu’ (a cassava meal). The woman, simply identified as Mrs. Celestine, was said to have beaten up her son, Tochukwu, until blood gushed out of his head.
The incident occurred last week at Ijeshatedo area in Surulere, Lagos.
It was gathered that neighbours, who intervened and stopped her from further beating up the boy, accused the woman of always venting her frustration on her children.
The boy, who confirmed that he and his siblings usually suffered physical abuses from their mother, however, pleaded that she should not be arrested.
It was scooped that there was a night Mrs. Celestine beat up one of her children until he bled from ears.
The neighbours reported the incident at the police station and Mrs. Celestine was arrested, cautioned and released.